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Zoo scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife, from coyotes to chipmunks. Now we need your help IDing the animals that call the city home!


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Two babies are enjoying birthday milestones as they grow right before our eyes: white-cheeked gibbon Daxin and black rhino King.

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Best In Show will be screened at Lincoln Park Zoo on September 19. Groomed with a View

Pampered pooches are the featured attraction in our free outdoor Zoovies screening of the classic comedy “Best of Show” on Friday, September 19.

Learn More About the Free Zoovies Screening

King Turns One

Baby rhino King celebrated his first birthday on August 26. The growing guy and mom Kapuki enjoyed some outsized enrichment to mark the occasion, which can be viewed here.

Watch King's Birthday Enrichment Video

Lincoln Park Zoo News

September 15, 2014
Black-Crowned Night Herons Thriving

Black-crowned night herons are endangered in Illinois—and thriving in Lincoln Park. Biologist Mason Fidino offers an update on where these birds landed in the breeding season that’s now behind us.

September 15, 2014
Members-Only Fun on the Farm

More than 500 Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests rose with the roosters for Members-Only Morning on Saturday, September 13.

September 14, 2014
Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

A golden-headed lion tamarin explores its exhibit inside Regenstein Small Mammal—Reptile House. This species is found exclusively in Brazil and spends most of its time high in the trees of a wet rainforest.

September 14, 2014
Summer Education Programs

It was a busy summer at the zoo for young Chicagoans as several programs were underway to educate and engage the youth community. Learn more about these exciting opportunities here.

September 12, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 12

Western lowland gorilla Rollie digs into a healthy treat in our Photo of the Week. In the wild and at the zoo, gorillas maintain their status as the largest living primates with a strictly vegetarian diet.

September 12, 2014
Season’s Final Free Garden Tour Tomorrow

Mike Davenport, the zoo’s Curator of Horticulture, will lead our final Second Saturdays Garden Tour of the season tomorrow at 10 a.m.

September 11, 2014
What's in our Backyard?
From the Loop to the burbs, zoos scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife. Now we need your help identifying them! Lend a hand with Chicago Wildlife Watch, developed in partnership with Adler Planetarium's Zooniverse.


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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Help ID Chicago’s Wildlife
Thursday, September 11, 2014

What’s the wildest animal you’ve spotted in your neighborhood? A rabbit dashing into the bushes? A raccoon trotting down the alleyway? Maybe even a coyote out for a morning prowl?

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