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January 30, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 30

African lion Sahar runs through his outdoor exhibit in our Photo of the Week. Besides exercise, the 5-year-old big cat can count on a special “hot rock” to stay warm in the snow. (He can always head inside too!)

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October 27, 2014
It Sure Beats Counting Sheep

Want to spend the night in an ape house? Adults with children ages 5–12 can sign up for our next Sleepover with the Animals and unroll their sleeping bags next to the gorilla and chimpanzee exhibits at Regenstein Center for African Apes!

October 24, 2014
Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BrewLights

On Wednesday, December 3, our inaugural BrewLights Presented by Louis Glunz Beer will welcome beer lovers for a night of glowing lights and tasty pours. Early bird tickets went on sale today—get yours before they’re gone!

October 24, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 24

Born September 30, our baby Francois’ langur is still cuddling up with mom—and is still bright orange, as our Photo of the Week shows! New arrivals for this endangered species keep their vibrant coats, which are thought to inspire care from other females in the group, for three to six months.

October 24, 2014
Wine & Wildlife: 10 Years of Amazing Ape Care

For 10 years Regenstein Center for African Apes has enabled cutting-edge care for gorillas and chimpanzees through innovative exhibit design.

October 23, 2014
Spooky Zoo Spectacular is This Saturday!

Spooky Zoo Spectacular is this Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.! The forecast calls for beautiful fall weather and a kaleidoscopic pageant of incredible costumes.

October 23, 2014
BBC One Highlights High-Tech Heart Care for Chimpanzees

Lincoln Park Zoo’s veterinary team is among the leaders in using internal EKG monitors to keep tabs on chimpanzee cardiac care. This clip from BBC One’s “Operation Wild” shares the high-tech approach to health.

October 23, 2014
Heads Up on Local Wildlife

Zoo biologist Liza Watson Lehrer offers a “heads up” on local wildlife, explaining how an animal’s head posture reflects its sense of risks in its environment.

October 23, 2014
’Roo, ’Roo, ’Roo for the Home Team

The zoo’s red kangaroos are among the amazing animal athletes kids will learn about during our Veterans Day Zoo Camp on Tuesday, November 11.

October 22, 2014
Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

October 21, 2014
That's a Mouthful!

A pied tamarin enjoys a leafy treat in the treetops of the Helen Brach Primate House. These acrobatic primates are endangered in their native Brazilian rainforest.

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