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September 18, 2014
Cleave it for Beaver

The American beavers at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo can cut down branches with their teeth, but zookeepers use garden pruners to cut down leafy browse for their daily diets.

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September 18, 2014
Cleave it for Beaver

The American beavers at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo can cut down branches with their teeth, but zookeepers use garden pruners to cut down leafy browse for their daily diets.

September 17, 2014
Apes and Grapes

What do motion-triggered cameras, tool-use studies, token-exchange economics and symbol sequencing on computer touch screens have in common?

September 17, 2014
Chacoan Peccaries

The Antelope & Zebra Area has welcomed three male Chacoan peccaries! Similar to a pig, this species is endangered in the wild and is named after the area it originates from—the Gran Chaco region of South America. They're so well adapted to their dry climate that even cacti are part of their diet.

September 16, 2014
LEAPin’ Lizards!

Spaces are going fast in this fall’s popular LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play nature-play program for 2–3 year olds!

September 16, 2014
The Wildlife in Your Backyard

A red fox on the prowl in Jefferson Park? Help zoo scientists—and partners at Adler Planetarium—ID more than 1 million photos of local species with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

September 15, 2014
Black-Crowned Night Herons Thriving

Black-crowned night herons are endangered in Illinois—and thriving in Lincoln Park. Biologist Mason Fidino offers an update on where these birds landed in the breeding season that’s now behind us.

September 15, 2014
Members-Only Fun on the Farm

More than 500 Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests rose with the roosters for Members-Only Morning on Saturday, September 13.

September 14, 2014
Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

A golden-headed lion tamarin explores its exhibit inside Regenstein Small Mammal—Reptile House. This species is found exclusively in Brazil and spends most of its time high in the trees of a wet rainforest.

September 14, 2014
Summer Education Programs

It was a busy summer at the zoo for young Chicagoans as several programs were underway to educate and engage the youth community. Learn more about these exciting opportunities here.

September 12, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 12

Western lowland gorilla Rollie digs into a healthy treat in our Photo of the Week. In the wild and at the zoo, gorillas maintain their status as the largest living primates with a strictly vegetarian diet.

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