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August 31, 2014
Golden-Breasted Starling

A golden-breasted starling perches on a tree branch and shows its metallic blue wings inside the free flight area of McCormick Bird House. This species is from eastern Africa and lives in groups of up to a dozen.

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June 29, 2014
Support Your Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to you every day of the year. But we need your help to stay that way. Support your zoo today by making a gift of any amount at

June 29, 2014
Meerkat Fun
Don’t let their small size fool you - the meerkat exhibit is one of the liveliest and most photogenic areas of the zoo, making it a guest favorite.
Come see these little mammals in person at Regenstein African Journey, here at Lincoln Park Zoo!
June 28, 2014
A Baby Rhino’s Terrible Twos at Lincoln Park Zoo

Curator of Mammals Mark Kamhout offers an update on baby black rhino King for ComEd’s “Coolest Summer Ever Forever” Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes. Visit here for a chance to win prizes instantly and get a cool offer from Lincoln Park Zoo.

June 28, 2014
Rhino Play Time

Black rhino Kapuki and her son King got some extra enrichment today as they played with an awesome giraffe pinata at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinocerous Exhibit!

June 27, 2014
Photo of the Week: June 27

The Bactrian camels are looking sort of shaggy in our Photo of the Week. Native to the deserts of China and Mongolia, these hefty herbivores grow thick coats to keep warm in winter…then shed the extra fur to stay cool when summer comes.

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.

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