Friday, May 17, 2013
I’m Mark Kamhout, curator of mammals at Lincoln Park Zoo. Today’s Endangered Species Day seems like a natural time to reflect on the many threatened species of animals around the world.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mengyao and Xing Fu, the Sichuan takin baby boys born January 31 and February 9 to two different mothers at Lincoln Park Zoo, are welcome arrivals. They’ve charmed visitors and zoo staff with their lively play in the takin herd’s yard at the Antelope & Zebra Area.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
You may have heard by now that amphibian populations, including frogs, are in sharp declines around the world. There are more than 7,000 species of amphibians; of that number, more than 30 percent are currently threatened. 168 species are believed to have gone extinct in just the last 20 years.
Monday, January 28, 2013
We’ve had an amazing past couple of months at Regenstein Center for African Apes with the births of gorillas Patty (October 11) and Nayembi (November 16). They’re two gorilla girls with two very different mothers.
Monday, June 18, 2012
In theory, summer is a great time to take a road trip. However, I’m happy to start staying in one place for a while! Over the past six weeks, my staff and I traveled more than 1,900 miles, crossed six state lines and spent 36 hours on the road moving nearly 1,000 pounds of live cargo.
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