Some prefer sweets for the holidays. Others, like male polar bear Siku, favor saltier enrichment. (Thanks to keeper Dana Hunter for the video!)
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As 2016 winds down, we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of some very vital folks at the zoo. But let’s start at the beginning.
1976 was a busy year. The U.S. celebrated its bicentennialRead More ›
Since 2009, Lincoln Park Zoo has collected more than 1,700 coats in our annual ZooLights coat drive. Donate your coats!
Since 2009 we've collected more than 1,700 coats in our annualRead More ›
There’s still time to treat an animal at Lincoln Park Zoo to extra enrichment by purchasing an item on our holiday Wish List. From flotation devices that sub for seals in polar bear Siku’s pool (Read More ›
If you stood 19 feet tall—towering over every other animal on earth, striding powerfully across the landscape—you’d probably feel invincible. But big is often not better when it comes to survivalRead More ›
Siku, a 1,000-pound male polar bear, voluntarily participates in an operant-conditioning training session at the new Walter Family Arctic Tundra. By opening his mouth and displaying his eyes, earsRead More ›
We haven’t seen them soaking in it yet, but the Japanese snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest warm up next to their steaming hot spring on cold days. Given this smart primate species’ cultureRead More ›
Baby, it’s cold outside! Stay warm and let us help you with your holiday shopping. Browse a wide variety of gifts at lpzoo.org/shop or call us at 312-742-Read More ›
Snow is not an enrichment item in Congo, where Lincoln Park Zoo scientists study wild western lowland gorillas. In Chicago? Different story. Thanks to Regenstein Center for African Apes keeperRead More ›