Lincoln Park Zoo

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October 30, 2014
Post from the President--Two New Litters

President and CEO Kevin Bell announces the zoo's newest arrivals: four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. See all the details!

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August 16, 2014
August Wish List

Baby gibbon Daxin celebrates his first birthday today! Stop by the Helen Brach Primate House to see the active youngster practice his vine-swinging technique. Wish Daxin a happy birthday by buying him and other zoo animals a special treat on this month’s Wish List!

August 16, 2014
Daxin's First Birthday

Today is young white-cheeked gibbon Daxin's first birthday! Come see the great enrichment he received as a gift at Helen Brach Primate House.

August 15, 2014
Plan Ahead for a Crowded Weekend

The Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend. It will be extremely crowded at and around the zoo due to our proximity to the event’s prime viewing area along the lakefront. We recommend taking public transit, bicycling or walking to get here!

August 15, 2014
Photo of the Week: August 15

A Bali mynah in the McCormick Bird House seems ready to sing in our Photo of the Week. This colorful species is critically endangered in the wild due to collecting for the illegal pet trade.

August 15, 2014
Plucky Charms

The cultivar is called “September Charm”, but this beautiful Japanese anemone is blooming now in the zoo’s gardens.

August 14, 2014
Polar Bear Farewell Party

Anana will soon move to another zoo as we build a new, state-of-the-art Polar Bear Habitat. Join us August 23 for a Polar Bear Farewell Party! Sign a farewell banner, see Anana enjoy icy enrichment and learn about the species with special polar bear chats.

August 13, 2014
Special Parking for Chicago Air & Water Show Weekend

Planes will soon be flying overhead, meaning it's time for our annual reminder about special parking rates for the Chicago Air & Water Show!

August 13, 2014
Talkin' Takins on a Twilight Safari

Join us Wednesday, August 27 for an exclusive after-hours stroll with zoo experts. Visit the Sichuan takins and other hoofstock at the Antelope & Zebra Area and take in the prairie blooms of Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

August 12, 2014
Free Harry Potter Movie Screening

Seems hard to believe 13 years have passed since the first Harry Potter movie came out. But, come on, do Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Quidditch matches, three-headed dogs and invisibility cloaks ever get old?

August 12, 2014
Happy World Elephant Day!

We join zoos around the world in celebrating this amazing species. Visit to learn how you can help conserve them in their native range.

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