Lincoln Park Zoo

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March 31, 2015

A golden-headed lion tamarin peers out from a tree hollow at the zoo’s Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.

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January 14, 2015
All-Weather Feathers

Think birds are frail? Temps in the teens don’t ruffle trumpeter swans one bit as this recent photo shows.

January 12, 2015
Studying Apes with "Mind Games"

Asking gorillas to sequence objects on a computer touch-screen is just one way zoo scientists study how our closest cousins think. Learn about “Mind Games” in the latest article from Lincoln Park Zoo magazine.

January 9, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 9

A cotton-top tamarin slurps up a tasty grape in our Photo of the Week! Native to Colombia, this arboreal species is endangered in the wild due to habitat loss and the illegal pet trade.

January 9, 2015
Kestrel Close-Up

Here's a close-up #FromACurator of American kestrel House at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo. It shows off one of his two good sides!

January 8, 2015
Post from the President--Warm in Winter

Chicago is gripped in another Arctic blast, but the zoo's animals are nice and cozy. President and CEO Kevin Bell offers an inside look at cold-weather care.

January 7, 2015
Little Gorilla Excited for Snow!

It’s cold in Chicago, so caregivers brought in some snow for little gorilla Nayembi to play with at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Watch her dig into the chilly treat!

January 6, 2015
Snow Day for Nayembi

Some seriously cool enrichment today as little gorilla Nayembi enjoys some snow brought in by caregivers. #FromACurator

January 5, 2015
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

Did you visit ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank this holiday season? Tell us about your experience for a chance to win a wild prize.

January 5, 2015
Arachnid Alert!

Did you know female Chilean rose tarantulas can live for up to 20 years? See ours at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. #FromACurator

January 2, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 2, 2015

Our Photo of the Week: tawny frogmouths, nocturnal birds native to Australia, blend in well with tree limbs—all the better to catch unsuspecting insects and small mammals with their wide beaks.

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