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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!

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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.

September 12, 2014
Season’s Final Free Garden Tour Tomorrow

Mike Davenport, the zoo’s Curator of Horticulture, will lead our final Second Saturdays Garden Tour of the season tomorrow at 10 a.m.

September 11, 2014
What's in our Backyard?
From the Loop to the burbs, zoos scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife. Now we need your help identifying them! Lend a hand with Chicago Wildlife Watch, developed in partnership with Adler Planetarium's Zooniverse.
September 11, 2014
Post from the President--Help ID Chicago’s Wildlife

Since 2010, zoo scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares. Now we’re asking you to help ID these animals with a new website launched in partnership with Adler Planetariums’ Zooniverse: Chicago Wildlife Watch.

September 10, 2014
Support the Red Wolf Recovery Program

Zoo science—and zoo pups—has helped North American red wolves rebound from the brink of extinction. This conservation success story is under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, though, and needs your help today!

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