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August 28, 2014
Post from the President--A King-Sized Celebration

Baby rhino King turned 1 this week! President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the fun details from his party--and looks at how rhinos in the wild need our help.

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June 27, 2014
Post from the President--Who Makes the Zoo Great?

In his latest post, President and CEO Kevin Bell offers video updates on research in Africa, groundbreaking education programs and a growing baby rhino—in addition to thanking all the people who make these amazing projects possible.

June 26, 2014
A Zoo Loss
It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected loss of female klipspringer calf Asha. Yesterday a zookeeper found Asha unresponsive in her behind-the-scenes habitat at Regenstein African Journey and immediately rushed the calf to the veterinary hospital, where she was confirmed as deceased.
June 25, 2014
Ready to Rattle

We’re happy to welcome 13 baby eastern massasauga rattlesnakes! The new arrivals are a big boost for efforts to conserve this secretive species, which is endangered in Illinois. Learn more here!

June 24, 2014
Southern Sounds on the South Lawn

Summer street fests have plenty of bands, but they don’t have Lincoln Park Zoo’s South Lawn—Thursday night’s setting for our Jammin’ at the Zoo concert with Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Jana Kramer.

June 23, 2014
Teen Researchers Wrap Up a Wild Year

The first year of the zoo’s Partners in Fieldwork science-outreach program—developed by the Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration—recently came to a close. As the program’s primary coordinator, I asked participating high school students to reflect on its impact.

June 23, 2014
Patriotic Plumage

As Independence Day approaches, you can help support daily care for the zoo’s American bald eagle through a special ADOPT gift package.

June 22, 2014
Kids Summer Theater

Enjoy family fun with a free Kids Summer Theater performance! Storytown Improv will be at Patio at Cafe Brauer today at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. for family-oriented improv shows.

June 21, 2014
World Giraffe Day
Did you know? Today is World Giraffe Day! Check out these long-necked marvels in person at the Regenstein African Journey, here at Lincoln Park Zoo!
June 20, 2014
Photo of the Week: June 19

Baby gorilla Nayembi shows just how high she can climb at Regenstein Center for African Apes in our Photo of the Week. Nayembi and half-sister Patty are comfortable in the treetops of their exhibit—as you can see if you visit them this weekend!

June 20, 2014
Ready for Release

Twenty ornate box turtles returned to the wild this week thanks to a partnership between Lincoln Park Zoo and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The release, which took place near Savanna, Illinois, was part of a long-running effort to restore this threatened species to the sand prairies of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

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