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Baby Gorilla Is Bella

The baby gorilla born February 24 has a name: Bella. The beautiful choice honors a member of the Regenstein family, longtime zoo supporters.


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome a baby gorilla and a red panda breeding pair!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Snow Monkeys Explore Their Snowy Home

How have the zoo’s new snow monkeys coped with Chicago’s recent snowfalls? See for yourself in this video of the cold-weather crew exploring Regenstein Macaque Forest following a bona fide Chicago blizzard!

Watch the Snow Monkeys Play in the Snow!

Summer camp kids at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nature Boardwalk Get Ready for Summer Camp at the Zoo!

Open registration begins on Wednesday, March 4, for Conservation Camp (pre-k–fourth grade) and Zoo Crew (fifth–eighth grade) summer camps! Zoo members receive a 15 percent discount on registration.

Learn More About the Zoo’s Summer Camps

Lincoln Park Zoo News

March 26, 2015
Post from the President--Working for a Reward

Chimpanzees will "work" a little harder for a special reward, zoo scientists have found. But how do gorillas respond to a token-exchange system? President and CEO Kevin Bell has the details.

March 26, 2015
Groom Service, Macaque-Style

Two of the zoo’s new Japanese snow monkeys socialize on a sunny (but still snowy) spring day at Regenstein Macaque Forest.

March 25, 2015
Nine Primates Move to Chicago
March 25, 2015
The Eyes Have It

Can you ID the nocturnal animal with glowing eyes in this motion-triggered camera-trap photo?

March 25, 2015
Oh, It's Ono

Female snow monkey Ono was the first to splash in the hot spring at Regenstein Macaque Forest. Meet all the macaques with our special feature!

March 24, 2015
Seeing the Bright Side

One nice thing about a little snow is that it provides a beautiful backdrop for our trumpeter swan at the Waterfowl Lagoon!

March 24, 2015
Eugene Field of Dreams

Who was Eugene Field? And how does an enchanting, winged woman at the zoo honor his poetic legacy?


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

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Working for a Reward
Thursday, March 26, 2015

We all work harder if we’re suitably motivated…including, it turns out, the chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

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Celebrate the zoo's newest arrivals with a special snow monkey plush!




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