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Mainstage entertainment at Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo
Halloween Scene

Spooky Zoo Spectacular, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, tranforms the zoo into a merry masquerade on Saturday, October 25. The free family fun includes trick or treating, music and dancing and more!

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? How about a bright orange baby Francois' langur at the Helen Brach Primate House!

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Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo All Aboard for Old-Fashioned Family Fun!

Get stoked about the Lionel Train Adventure, an exciting, new ride created by iconic model train manufacturer Lionel Trains—and enter a drawing to win a Lionel “Thomas & Friends” train set!

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Help ID Chicago's Animals

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!

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Lincoln Park Zoo News

October 17, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 17

Have you seen the Chacoan peccaries at the Antelope & Zebra Area yet? As our Photo of the Week shows, their shovel-like snouts are good for digging up roots in the dry Gran Chaco region they call home.

October 17, 2014
Win a Thomas & Friends Model Train Set!

Hobbyist alert! Want to win a Thomas & Friends train set made by legendary model train maker Lionel Trains? Here’s some locomotivation.

October 16, 2014
Spotting Wildlife in Chicago

In using a network of cameras to study Chicago wildlife, zoo scientists normally get pictures of mammals...but the occasional bird turns up as well, like this owl! Help our researchers ID 1 million photos of local wildlife by visiting

October 15, 2014
Spotting Bears on the Tundra

Seeing polar bears on their native turf highlights how we all need to work together to conserve them. Director of Education Allison Price shares more in her latest update from Churchill, Manitoba with Polar Bears International.

October 15, 2014
Sign Up Early for Zoo Camps!

Zoo camps for kids don’t just happen in the summer. Safari-level Lincoln Park Zoo members can sign up early for our Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp for preK–fourth grade students. Household- and Individual-level members get a 15 percent discount.

October 14, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo On Nat Geo’s Pond Stars Tonight!

Lincoln Park Zoo is featured on Nat Geo WILD’s Pond Stars tonight at 9 p.m. central! Learn how the pond-building experts at Aquascape Inc. transformed water features in the zoo’s red wolf exhibit and the McCormick Bird House.

October 14, 2014
Teaming Up for Red Wolves

Red wolves, once on the brink of extinction in their native eastern U.S. range, now have a fighting chance for recovery thanks to the collaborative efforts of zoo scientists and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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A New Baby Langur
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Size aside, the baby Francois’ langur that joined the troop at the Helen Brach Primate House on September 30 is pretty easy to pinpoint: it’s bright orange.

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