Lincoln Park Zoo

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December 19, 2014
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank is one big merry-glow-round of illuminated holiday fun. Even more so if you’re the lucky winner of a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo!

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December 15, 2014
On the Trail with Wild Chimpanzees in Uganda

Earlier this year, Lincoln Park Zoo keeper Leslie Lurz traveled to Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve, home to nearly 700 wild chimpanzees. She shares her amazing experience in words and photos.

December 15, 2014
Taza Time

We get another look at new snow leopard Taza in this photo #FromACurator!

December 12, 2014
Photo of the Week: December 12

Snow leopard Taza stretches up in our Photo of the Week! The 1-year-old predator just recently arrived at the Kovler Lion House.

December 12, 2014
Let ZooLights Shine!

Starting tonight, ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank will shine nightly through December 23! Join us for the brilliance of 2 million lights--plus ice carving and visits with Santa.

December 12, 2014
Listening In

A member of the African wild dog pack peers out from the yard at Regenstein African Journey in this photo #FromACurator. Sadly, African wild dogs are one of Africa's most endangered species.

December 11, 2014
Winter Break Camp Sessions Still Available

Session spaces are still available for preK–fourth graders in our super fun Winter Break Camp program on December 29, 30 and 31 and January 2.

December 11, 2014
The Eyes (and Ears) Have It

Moholi bushbabies use their incredible night vision and enormous ears to pinpoint and snare moths in the dark. Eagles can spot a fish under the surface of the water from hundreds of feet in the air.

December 10, 2014
Video: Baby Gorilla Playtime

What’s cuter than two baby gorilla girls playing together? While you’re pondering that question, enjoy a short clip of Nayembi and Patty—2-year-old half sisters at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes—having some fun.

December 10, 2014
Weave it Like Beaver

Kids of all ages will build their own weather-resistant “beaver dams” and warm up to other crafts and games about cold-climate critters at our Family Polar Parties on Sundays, December 14, 21 and 28.

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