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Wondering what's new at the zoo? The latest arrivals include a growing white-cheeked gibbon and baby dwarf mongooses.


White-Cheeked Gibbon Update

Born: August 16, 2013 Updated: February 21, 2014

Baby white-cheeked gibbon Daxin cuddles up with mom Burma at the Helen Brach Primate House. The two share their exhibit with dad Caruso and brother Sai. Daxin, who was born last August, is starting to show more independence, but he still has a ways to go in matching the older apes in their acrobatic play.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

Learn More with the White-Cheeked Gibbon Fact Sheet


Dwarf Mongoose

November 19, 2013

Two babies have joined the dwarf mongoose family at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. The new arrivals are increasingly exploring their exhibit and eating solid food…although they still settle down for several naps throughout the day.

Located at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

Learn More with the Dwarf Mongoose Fact Sheet


Francois’ Langur Update

Born: July 11, 2013 Updated: December 31: 2013

Pierre is growing up quickly! The little monkey has mostly replaced the orange coloration of birth with the black fur that defines adult Francois’ langurs. He also shows a lot of activity in the exhibit he shares with four other langurs, bounding from branch to branch all on his own.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

Learn more with the Francois' Langur Fact Sheet


Sichuan Takin Update

Born: January 31 and February 9, 2013 Updated: December 10, 2013

Mengyao and Xing Fu, the male Sichuan takins born January 31 and February 9, 2013, now sport 3–4-inch horns, lighter coats and are about halfway to their full-grown weight—which ultimately might be as much as 700 pounds! The two are most active in the early morning and late afternoon, when they can be seen trotting about the herd’s yard and climbing on their big log. The kids graze alongside moms Jinse and Mei Li and still occasionally head-butt dad Quanli, who gently tolerates their playful challenge until a single snort sends them scampering off.

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

Learn More with the Sichuan Takin Fact Sheet


Red Kangaroo Joey

May 3, 2013

The red kangaroo joey was born in May, but as it typical in the species, it spent the next few months in mom’s pouch, developing on a steady diet of milk. The little one finally poked its head out in November and has started to venture out to explore the exhibit on its own.

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

Learn More with the Red Kangaroo Fact Sheet


Cinereous Vulture Update

Hatched: June 7, 2013 Updated: November 4, 2013

Sophia, the cinereous vulture hatched June 7 at the McCormick Bird House, has rejoined her parents, Bruno (male) and Lurch (female), in their home at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit. The young bird, who has a cardiac murmur zoo vets detected while she was being raised, is healthy and thriving—weighing 16 pounds, nearly as much as her dad. While she resembles the adults, Sophia can be identified by her darker feathers.

Located at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit

Learn More with the Cinereous Vulture Fact Sheet


Crowned Lemur

October 2013

The newest residents of the Helen Brach Primate House are a four-member crowned lemur family consisting of male Sokkwi, female Tucker, son Nuru and their most recent offspring, 5-month-old boy Azizi. Native to Madagascar, this primate species is named for the crown-shaped marking above its forehead.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

Learn More with the Crowned Lemur Fact Sheet


Mangalitsa Piglets

October 20, 2013

The Farm-in-the-Zoo welcomed a litter of Mangalitsa piglets in late October. On loan from a local farmer, these curly-haired cuties will have run of the Livestock Barn until next spring.

Located at Farm-in-the-Zoo

Learn More with the Pig Fact Sheet


Eastern Black Rhinoceros Update

Born: August 26, 2013 Updated: September 17, 2013

After several weeks bonding behind the scenes with mom Kapuki at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit, baby King has made his public debut! The rapidly growing male rhino can be seen following mom around their outdoor yard…although it’s always an option for them to head inside for a rest.

Located at Regenstein African Journey

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Eastern Black Rhinoceros

August 26, 2013

Weighing in at 60 pounds at birth, this little rhino is growing behind the scenes with mom at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit. He’s a welcome addition for an endangered population and should be making his public debut in a couple weeks!

Located at Regenstein African Journey

Learn more about black rhinos!


White-Cheeked Gibbon

August 16, 2013

A baby white-cheeked gibbon cuddles up with mom, Burma, at the Helen Brach Primate House. The little one, born August 16, is the fourth offspring for Burma and mate Caruso. Its gender still unknown, the baby shares the exhibit with its parents and brother Sai, who turned 3 in January. Its golden coat matches mom’s colors now but will darken to dad’s black by the time the new arrival is 2 years old.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

Learn More with the white-cheeked gibbon fact sheet!


Hadada Ibis

July 23, 2013

A new chick is trying out its wings at Regenstein African Journey. The little hadada ibis, which hatched July 23, is starting to fledge in the exhibit its parents share with Abdim’s storks and an African spoonbill. See the little bird before it’s all grown up!

Located at Regenstein African Journey

Learn more with the hadada ibis fact sheet!


Cinereous Vulture

June 7, 2013

After its parents abandoned the nest, this cinereous vulture chick was incubated and hand-reared behind the scenes. Animal care experts have now started the process of introducing the little one to mom and dad, who have shown an interest in rearing the chick.

While the young vulture is growing well, the zoo’s veterinarians discovered a heart murmur—a potentially fatal condition—during a routine neonatal exam. As animal care experts continue daily monitoring, veterinarians are planning a consultation with a veterinary cardiologist to examine the chick when it gets a little bigger.

Located at McCormick Bird House

Learn more with the cinereous vulture fact sheet!


Francois’ Langur

July 11, 2013

Look for a splash of color in the Helen Brach Primate House—our resident Francois’ langur group has welcomed a new baby! Infants in the species have vibrant orange coats, a strong contrast to the black coloration of adults. The little one’s coat will fade in 3–6 months, but regardless of its color, the new arrival is an important milestone for a species that’s endangered in the wild.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

Learn more with the Francois' Langur Fact Sheet


Harbor Seals

May 22, 2013

Three new harbor seals have splashed into the Kovler Sea Lion Pool! These active marine mammals can be seen gliding through the water—and acclimating to their daily operant conditioning sessions, which provide extra enrichment and teach them how to participate in their own care.

Located at Kovler Sea Lion Pool

Learn more with the harbor seal fact sheet.


Kenya Crested Guineafowl

February 9, 2013

Four male Kenya crested guineafowl have moved into the Dry Thorn Forest exhibit at Regenstein African Journey. They are just under 1 year old and share the exhibit with klipspringers and masked lovebirds.

Located at Regenstein African Journey

Learn More with the Kenya Crested Guineafowl Fact Sheet


Sichuan Takins

January 31 and February 9, 2013

The Sichuan takin herd at the Antelope & Zebra Area has welcomed two new babies, both boys! Male Quanli fathered the new arrivals with females Jinse and Mei Li, and we're looking for your help in naming the little ones!

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

Learn More with the Sichuan Takin Fact Sheet


Spotted hyena

November 29, 2012

Two spotted hyenas are prowling one of the exhibits along the McCormick Bear Habitat north of Regenstein African Journey. These powerful predators—males, ages 14 and 3—arrived from Denver Zoo. They can often be seen playing and chasing one another.

Located at McCormick Bear Habitat

Learn More with the Spotted Hyena Fact Sheet


Ostrich

November 15, 2012

Ostriches in the Antelope & Zebra Area? These two new females are spending their quarantine period on the zoo’s south end. When they get the go-ahead from veterinary staff in coming weeks, they’re slated to move to the more traditional home of Kovler African Savanna.

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

Learn More at the Ostrich Fact Sheet


Western Lowland Gorilla

November 16, 2012

A second baby for Kwan's gorilla group at Regenstein Center for African Apes was born November 16! The new arrival, a girl, was born to female Rollie. The baby joins Patty, who was born to female Bana on October 11.

Located at Regenstein Center for African Apes

Learn More on the Gorilla Fact Sheet


Western Lowland Gorilla Update

Updated: November 16, 2012 Born: October 11, 2012

Animal care staff have determined the gender of Bana's baby at Regenstein Center for African Apes, and it's a girl! The little one, who spends nearly all her time snuggled in mom's arms, has been named Patty in honor of a great friend of the zoo.

Located at Regenstein Center for African Apes

Learn more at the gorilla fact sheet!


African Lion

Updated: August 2012 Arrived: April 26, 2012

New male lion Sahar is now living together full time with female Myra at the Kovler Lion House! Come see the pride of two as they prowl their indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces.

Located at Kovler Lion House

See the African lion fact sheet!


Western Lowland Gorilla

October 11, 2012

Regenstein Center for African Apes welcomed a tiny new arrival with the birth of a baby gorilla! The little one is the offspring of mom Bana and silverback dad Kwan. Its sex and name are still undetermined, but it can be seen cuddling with mom as Kwan lends a protective eye.

Located at Regenstein Center for African Apes

Learn More on the Gorilla Fact Sheet


Grevy’s Zebra

August 24, 2012

Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to welcome a baby colt to the Grevy’s zebra herd, but we need your help picking the perfect name. Learn more—and vote for the name—at www.lpzoo.org/namethezebra.

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

View the Grevy’s zebra fact sheet


Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey

August 18, 2012

There’s a new Bolivian gray titi monkey in the treetops at the Helen Brach Primate House. The new arrival is the ninth offspring for father Ocala and mother Delasol. The gender is still unknown, but the little one shares the exhibit with four siblings, all of whom will chip in for care.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

View the Bolivian gray titi monkey fact sheet


Blyth’s Hornbill

June 2012

A Blyth’s hornbill chick has hatched at the McCormick Bird House, but the new arrival is staying out of sight. The bird remains sealed with its mother in a tree-cavity, the natural nesting behaviors for the species. The father will deliver food until the chick is ready to fledge.

Located at McCormick Bird House

View the Blyth’s hornbill fact sheet


Cactus Mouse

May 17, 2012

A colony of cactus mice, a new species for Lincoln Park Zoo, is now living at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. The burrowing noctural rodents are native to deserts in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The zoo’s colony includes two males and six females. Visitors can see them actively foraging for food in their sandy desert habitat.

Located at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

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African Wild Dog

May 30, 2012

The zoo recently welcomed four female African wild dogs. The siblings, nearly two years old, are part of the African Wild Dog Species Survival Plan®, a cooperative initiative among zoos to manage this highly endangered predator, whose wild population in eastern and southern Africa has been decimated by hunting, habitat loss and disease spread by humans and domestic dogs. African wild dogs are very social carnivores, with complex hierarchical rank orders and vocalizations, which will make them lots of fun for zoo visitors to observe.

Located at Regenstein African Journey

View the African wild dog fact sheet!


Red River Hog

May 10, 2012

The zoo’s first-ever red river hog is now roaming the east outdoor exhibit at Regenstein African Journey. A 5-year-old from Columbus Zoo, Lily belongs to Africa’s smallest and most colorful swine species. In the wild red river hogs eat everything from grasses to small animals, also using strong teeth to dig for roots. Fittingly, Lily already been spotted digging up her exhibit.

Located at Regenstein African Journey

View the red river hog fact sheet!


African Lion

April 26, 2012

New African lion Sahar ventured into his exhibit at the Kovler Lion House for the first time today. The 2-year-old male will soon be exploring the whole habitat as animal care staff choreograph his introduction with 16-year-old Myra. As this is a social pairing and not a breeding recommendation caregivers expect a maternal relationship between the two big cats.

Located at Kovler Lion House

View the African lion fact sheet!


White-Cheeked Gibbon Update

Updated: April 20, 2012 Born: January 6, 2011

Even though juvenile white-cheeked gibbon Sai can be seen running around his exhibit like a miniature version of dad, Caruso, his small size makes him easy for visitors to spot. He still has a lot of growing to do until he can match his dad in size and speed.

Located at Helen Brach Primate House

View the white-cheeked gibbon fact sheet!


Red Pandas

December 2011

Two new red pandas  joined the Kolver Lion House in December. The male and female, Tarrei and Porrin, have been busy climbing trees and foraging for bamboo throughout their exhibit. With a recommendation in hand from the Red Panda Species Survival Plan®, zoo officials hope for a smooth and successful breeding process.

Located at Kovler Lion House

View the red panda fact sheet!


Red-Billed Leiothrix

December 2011

This colorful new arrival shares an exhibit with the crested wood partridge chicks. It spends much of its time on the ground; in the wild, it gathers fruit and insects in the underbrush.

Located at McCormick Bird House

See the red-billed leiotrhix fact sheet!


White-Headed Buffalo Weaver

December 2011

These new arrivals are named for their elaborate nests, which they build by “weaving” together thorny branches. They forage on the ground for insects, seeds and fruit.

Located at McCormick Bird House

Learn more with the white-headed buffalo weaver fact sheet!


Snowy Owl

December 2011

A female snowy owl joined the resident male at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit in December. She came from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, where she hatched in 2011. Fans flocked to the zoo’s Facebook page to vote for a suitable name for her, with “Freya” being the winner. The name—a reference to the Norse goddess of love and beauty—reflects the species’ cold-weather roots.

Located at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit

View the snowy owl fact sheet!


Himalayan Monal

November 2011

The main aviary at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit has some elegant new fliers. A pair of Himalayan monals has joined the cinereous vultures and European white storks. These large members of the pheasant family can be seen exploring the rocks of the exhibit and foraging on the ground for greens, grains and insects.

Located at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit

View the Himalayan monal fact sheet!


Waterbuck

October 2011

A new set of hooves can be heard at the north end of the Antelope & Zebra Area. They belong to our male and female waterbuck pair. Both animals have white markings on their rumps; the male can be distinguished by his impressive horns. The species is named for its tendency to live near water; they’ll even escape predators by running into rivers and lakes.

Located at Antelope & Zebra Area

View the waterbuck fact sheet!