Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 24, 2014
Post from the President—Step into Spring

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how spring is the perfect time to visit Chicago's free zoo. You can see daffodils and scilla in bloom and watch baby rhino King and baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi explore the outdoors.

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January 14, 2014
Celebrating a Chicago Partner

Special thanks to Walgreens, who donated $25,000 to the zoo today as part of the opening of their innovative new “Well Experience” store at Clark and Broadway.

January 13, 2014
“Predator” Meets Prey

What would you do if you came face to face with a “predator”? If you’re one of the zoo’s Sichuan takins, you’d offer it a nice nuzzle, as this “before” photo from Keeper Jason Martin shows.

January 10, 2014
Photo of the Week: January 10

Our male Blyth's hornbill poses in the foreground as his mate calls behind him in our Photo of the Week. Come breeding season, the female seals herself in a tree hole with a wall of mud, leaving the male to bring her food as she tends to the nest inside.

January 8, 2014
Going Wild at Local High Schools

Learn how Lincoln Park Zoo’s Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration links Chicago high school students with research on local species led by the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute.

January 7, 2014
All About Anana

The recent cold snap has inspired a lot of interest in Lincoln Park Zoo polar bear Anana. What else is there to know about one of the zoo’s top predators?

January 6, 2014
Early Closing Notice

We plan to close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, January 7, because of continuing cold weather. Be safe out there and stay warm!

January 6, 2014
The Zoo at Night

Most animals end their day after the guests leave, hunkering down for a well-earned night of sleep. But what about the zoo’s nocturnal species? We shed light on the question in this web feature that looks at what happens after hours at the zoo.

January 4, 2014
An Early End for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One

Because of the frigid forecast ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One will not take place tomorrow, January 5, as originally scheduled. Instead, the holiday event will end tonight, Saturday, January 4. We apologize for any inconvenience, but safety is our first priority!

January 3, 2014
Three More Nights of ZooLights!

Haven’t seen ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One yet? You still have three more nights to experience the luminous festivities before we pull the plug at 9 p.m. Sunday evening!

January 3, 2014
Photo of the Week: January 3

The Peoples Gas Education Pavilion and Chicago skyline gleam in the snow in our Photo of the Week!

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