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September 20, 2014
International Red Panda Day

Did you know? It’s International Red Panda Day! This endangered species can be found in mountain ranges throughout Asian countries including China, Nepal, India, Burma and Bhutan. Bamboo is the most significant part of the red panda diet, despite their inability to properly digest the fiber in it.

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September 20, 2014
International Red Panda Day

Did you know? It’s International Red Panda Day! This endangered species can be found in mountain ranges throughout Asian countries including China, Nepal, India, Burma and Bhutan. Bamboo is the most significant part of the red panda diet, despite their inability to properly digest the fiber in it.

September 19, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 19

A caregiver holds a newly hatched ornate box turtle in our Photo of the Week. This new arrival and 10 of its peers will spend the next year getting a “head start” behind the scenes at the Kovler Lion House before returning to the wild.

September 19, 2014
Free “Best in Show” Screening Tonight at the Zoo

The lovely weather is cooperating for tonight’s Zoovies screening of “Best in Show”! The classic canine comedy starts at dusk on the zoo’s beautiful South Lawn.

September 18, 2014
Post from the President--Sharing Care

Developed by our experts, the ZooMonitor app offers a high-tech way to keep tabs on the zoo’s animals. Now, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we'll share it with zoos across the country. President and CEO Kevin Bell has the details.

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.

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