Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bird eggs vary in shape, size and color but not in their stages of embryonic development.
As a bird curator, I frequently find myself being asked, “What is your favorite bird?” People are always surprised by my answer: “The one that is still in an eg… more »
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Where Are They Now?
Penguins at the Kovler Penguin-Seabird House before their big move.
It’s always hard to say goodbye to old friends, but hearing reports of their new adventures brightens the day. In December and January, 21 penguins and 45 seabirds left Lincoln Park… more »
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Caring for animals is the most rewarding job in the world. I am humbled every day working with some of the most amazing, smart and complex animals. Our animal care family develops an incredible emotional bond with the individuals in our care. For 46 yea… more »
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What Does a Vulture Get for Valentine’s Day?
Male cinereous vultures collect sticks to woo their mates.
Hey ladies! Did your special guy woo you with a gift on Valentine’s Day? Such generosity isn’t limited to humans. A lot of guys in the bird world are working hard to win the affections of th… more »
Thursday, December 15, 2011
When winter arrives in Chicago, the tropical reptiles in the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House go about business as usual in exhibits that remain steamy throughout the year. But temperate species, both here at Lincoln Park Zoo and throughout the Mid… more »
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