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White-cheeked gibbon birthday party at Lincoln Park Zoo
Caruso’s 25th Birthday Party

When white-cheeked gibbons get together for a party, nobody sits still. Enjoy a video and slideshow of the high-spirited party caregivers threw for gibbon family patriarch Caruso to celebrate his 25th birthday.


New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? The Kovler Lion House just welcomed 1-year-old snow leopard Taza!

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The eight members of the zoo’s new snow monkey troop have been exploring their h Meet the Macaques

The eight members of the zoo’s new snow monkey troop have been exploring their home at Regenstein Macaque Forest and establishing a social hierarchy. Learn who’s who with these individual snapshot bios.

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Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo Have an Ice Day

Get ready to glide! Experience Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo all winter long through March 1. Our family-friendly, picturesque rink is located at the Farm-in-the-Zoo, where you can rent skates and refuel with hot chocolate!

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

January 30, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 30

African lion Sahar runs through his outdoor exhibit in our Photo of the Week. Besides exercise, the 5-year-old big cat can count on a special “hot rock” to stay warm in the snow. (He can always head inside too!)

January 30, 2015
Make Way for Moochie

Want to solve a mystery starring the zoo's apes? Tune in to WTTW Channel 11 this Sunday at 11 a.m. to see the science detectives of Moochie Kalala Detective Club interviewing zoo scientist Steve Ross.

January 29, 2015
Snow Doubt About It

Who’s our current featured ADOPT? Ta-da, it’s Taza!

January 29, 2015
A Rhino Roll in the Snow

Snow may be a rare sight on the scrublands of east Africa, but teenage rhino Ricko isn't averse to a quick roll in the white stuff, as this photo #FromACurator shows.

January 28, 2015
Video: Caruso’s 25th Birthday Party

When gibbons get together for a party, nobody sits still. Here’s one more look at the birthday party caregivers at the Helen Brach Primate House threw for white-cheeked gibbon Caruso, who turned 25 today.

January 28, 2015
A Birthday Bash for Gibbon Caruso

Today is white-cheeked gibbon Caruso’s 25th birthday! To mark the occasion, caregivers offered Caruso and family plenty of fun enrichment, from party hats to swinging signs.

January 27, 2015
A Lion-Sized Birthday

African lion Sahar received some special enrichment to celebrate his fifth birthday! Watch the predator pounce on his cardboard gazelle in this special slideshow.


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Snow Monkeys Step Outside
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter weather has settled on Chicago, but here’s a snow sighting everyone can be excited for: the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest are now exploring their new exhibit!

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