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What’s New with Baby Rhino King?

Over the last six months, baby rhino King has gone from 60 pounds at birth to 600 pounds today! Curator of Mammals Mark Kamhout shares the latest update on the growing rhino, complete with video.


Egg hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo's Easter Egg-Stravaganza Put Some Spring in Your Step at the Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo offers an eclectic array of inspired events in March and April for kids, families and adults—from an Easter weekend celebration to an intellectually fortifying breakfast inside the ape house.

Read About All the Spring Fun

Can You Sequence Better Than a Gorilla?

Watch how bachelor gorilla Azizi has reached the next level in the zoo's touch-screen research--and then try his task yourself in our special cog interactive.

Match Up with Azizi

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include a growing white-cheeked gibbon and baby dwarf mongooses.

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

April 24, 2014
Post from the President—Step into Spring

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how spring is the perfect time to visit Chicago's free zoo. You can see daffodils and scilla in bloom and watch baby rhino King and baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi explore the outdoors.

April 24, 2014
New Baby for Sichuan Takin Herd

The Sichuan takin herd at the Antelope & Zebra Area has just welcomed a new baby! The new arrival, a male, was born yesterday afternoon to female Jinse. After receiving his check-up this morning, the calf has joined the herd on exhibit, including mom, older brother Mengyao, half-sibling Xing Fu and female Mei Li.

April 23, 2014
ADOPT a Chimpanzee!

The zoo’s support for chimpanzees is vast and multifaceted. You can contribute to these efforts with a special chimpanzee ADOPT gift package.

April 22, 2014
Better Than Counting Sheep

Normally, we discourage visitors from blowing up air mattresses to catch a few z’s inside the zoo’s animal houses.

April 22, 2014
Happy Earth Day!

Thanks to friends of the zoo for everything you do to conserve our planet—and its precious wildlife.

April 21, 2014
Raise a Toast to Turtles

Spaces are still available for this Thursday evening’s Wine & Wildlife: Prairie Pioneers presentation!

April 18, 2014
Photo of the Week: April 18

Black rhino Kapuki and baby King get down for a good wallow in the mud in our Photo of the Week! Thanks to Keeper Cassy Kutilek for the picture.


Who's the newest baby? When's the next chance to Sleep Under the Skyscrapers? Our weekly ZooMail digest highlights animal updates, program offerings and more!

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Step into Spring
Thursday, April 24, 2014

If you’ve visited recently, you’ve probably noticed that spring has arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo! Daffodils and scilla are blooming in the gardens, outdoor animals are stretching in the sun and guests have abandoned their winter boots and wool coats—hopefully for good.

Follow @visitlpz on Twitter before you arrive to receive real-time updates on seal feedings, animals of the hour and more!


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