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November 27, 2014
A Happy Holiday to All

Happy Thanksgiving from Lincoln Park Zoo! May everyone from meerkats to moms have a cornucopia of goodies on the menu today.

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September 2, 2014
Ready to Run

An ostrich poses at the zoo’s Kovler African Savanna. Long legs help this flightless bird species reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!

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 the McCormick Bird House. This species is from eastern Africa and lives in groups of up to a dozen.

August 31, 2014
Best In Show Zoovies

Next Friday, September 5 the zoo will be hosting a free screening of "Best In Show" for our latest Zoovies event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and the show begins at dusk.

August 30, 2014
Researching Dog Populations

In a recent conservation field diary, researcher Mary Beth Manjerovic, Ph.D. discusses Lincoln Park Zoo's work in partnership with Montana's Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Lame Deer, Montana.

August 30, 2014
Inca Tern Chick Arrival

McCormick Bird House's free flight area has a new addition—an Inca tern chick. Although the bird is known for its 'moustache', it hasn't grown in yet for the young chick. Learn more on our New Arrivals page!

August 29, 2014
Photo of the Week: August 29, 2014

For our Photo of the Week, we scavenged a closeup portrait of Bruno, a 27-year-old male cinereous vulture who resides with his mate, Lurch, at the zoo’s Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit.

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.

August 28, 2014
Free Harry Potter Movie Screening Tonight!

It’s a beautiful day in Chicago—perfect weather for our free outdoor screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on the zoo’s lovely, leafy South Lawn!

August 27, 2014
Saving Smooth Green Snakes

We’re proud to announce the hatchings of nine smooth green snakes! The little insect-eaters came to the zoo as eggs—part of a new conservation partnership aimed at restoring the species to the McHenry County Conservation District.

August 26, 2014
Happy Birthday to King

Baby rhino King turned 1 today at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit! The growing guy and mom Kapuki enjoyed some outsized enrichment to mark the occasion.

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