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BrewLights Advance Tickets Now on Sale

Is there a better pairing than the brilliance of ZooLights and samples of a dozen different draft beers? Find out with BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer! Buy advance tickets through December 1 and save.


Chicago Canine Close-Up

Coyotes, red foxes, gray foxes—researcher Maria Jazmin Rios introduces Chicago’s wild canines, which you can ID with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

Meet Chicago's Canines

Baby gorilla girl Patty and adult female gorilla Bahati enjoy birthday piñatas Photo Slideshow: Baby Gorilla Birthday Party!

Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi recently celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

See Photos of the Birthday Celebration!

New Arrivals

Wondering what's new at the zoo? Dwarf mongoose pups and Mangalitsa piglets are among the latest litters!

See Our Latest Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo News

November 25, 2014
See Yourself in Lights

Selfie photo-op settings don’t get any better than ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank—which opens this Friday, November 28, at 5 p.m.!

November 25, 2014
Fund the Feast for the Animals

As you prep for your feast, help the zoo’s animals enjoy their own. Chip in for tasty treats for the crowned lemurs!

November 25, 2014
Post from the President—The Season in Lights

President and CEO Kevin Bell welcomes all to ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank and provides an update on Regenstein Macaque Forest, the zoo’s new home for Japanese snow monkeys.

November 24, 2014
Star Treatment for Zoo Members

Lincoln Park Zoo members will receive star treatment in more ways than one during Members-Only Night at ZooLights on Thursday, December 4.

November 21, 2014
Photo of the Week: November 21

A jambu fruit dove displays its plumage in our Photo of the Week….which is also the cover shot for the Winter 2014 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine, which explores Animal Anatomy from tooth to tail!

November 21, 2014
Post from the President--An Auspicious Anniversary

President and CEO Kevin Bell offers a tribute to the Auxiliary Board as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. See how this young-professionals group does everything from hosting Spooky Zoo Spectacular to raising $6 million to support the zoo.

November 21, 2014
ZooLights Will Be Shining Soon

We’re flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank on November 28! Join us this to see the season in lights.


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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The Season in Lights
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This Friday, November 28, we’ll celebrate one of my favorite signs of the season: flipping the on switch for this year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

Follow @visitlpz on Twitter before you arrive to receive real-time updates on seal feedings, animals of the hour and more!


ADOPT an Animal Holiday Plush
Celebrate the season with special holiday ADOPT gifts for your favorite animal lovers. Holiday Experience ADOPT packages include one plush adopt PLUS one ice-time voucher, one skate rental voucher and two hot chocolate vouchers redeemable at Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo.



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