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Announcing Names for Our Red Panda Cubs

Clark and Addison are the names for the zoo’s new red panda cubs, a Chicago-centric pairing chosen by a dedicated donor. The cubs continue to receive close care from mom Leafa in their behind-the-scenes den.

Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo

Explore an exhibition of nature-inspired sculptures set amid the zoo’s beautiful gardens! Free guided tours offered Friday–Sunday, plus monthly evening strolls with the artists!

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Seven Questions About Saving Chimpanzees

How did Lincoln Park Zoo push for all chimpanzees to receive the endangered species protections they deserve? Find out in this Q&A with scientist Steve Ross.

Get an Inside Look at Chimpanzee Conservation

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? We're proud to welcome two lionesses and two red panda cubs!

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

July 29, 2015
Part of the Pride

Love lions? You can see females Kamali and Zalika (pictured) and male Sahar on the prowl daily at the Kovler Lion House!

July 28, 2015
Bear Essentials

You can support care for the zoo’s black bears, Papa and Katai, with a special Black Bear ADOPT!

July 27, 2015
Conservation Camp Continues

Summer campers are gathering again at Lincoln Park Zoo for animal activities and hands-on learning! Thanks to Banfield Pet Hospital for supporting the fun.

July 26, 2015
Baby Obu "Hanging Around"

Have you seen baby Obu? He's usually "hanging around" with mother Ono!

July 26, 2015
What are you lookin' at?

What are you lookin' at? #FromACurator

July 26, 2015
Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours

"Dodge" represents the motion of body language. See it at one of our Nature In Motion Sculpture Show Tours!

July 25, 2015
Meerkats Only!

Meerkats only! These little critters have been getting cozy in their new enrichment this week!

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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Prioritizing Primate Welfare
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Occasionally, it’s our responsibility to call attention to unfortunate events outside the zoo that warrant greater public scrutiny—or, in this case, cessation altogether.

You can support Katai’s and Papa’s care with a Black Bear ADOPT purchase!

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

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

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