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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 20, 2014
As Easy As Azizi

Documenting a gorilla’s growth spurt needn’t necessitate measuring tape—as Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy points out in her latest blog post.

October 17, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 17

Have you seen the Chacoan peccaries at the Antelope & Zebra Area yet? As our Photo of the Week shows, their shovel-like snouts are good for digging up roots in the dry Gran Chaco region they call home.

October 17, 2014
Win a Thomas & Friends Model Train Set!

Hobbyist alert! Want to win a Thomas & Friends train set made by legendary model train maker Lionel Trains? Here’s some locomotivation.

October 16, 2014
Spotting Wildlife in Chicago

In using a network of cameras to study Chicago wildlife, zoo scientists normally get pictures of mammals...but the occasional bird turns up as well, like this owl! Help our researchers ID 1 million photos of local wildlife by visiting

October 15, 2014
Spotting Bears on the Tundra

Seeing polar bears on their native turf highlights how we all need to work together to conserve them. Director of Education Allison Price shares more in her latest update from Churchill, Manitoba with Polar Bears International.

October 15, 2014
Sign Up Early for Zoo Camps!

Zoo camps for kids don’t just happen in the summer. Safari-level Lincoln Park Zoo members can sign up early for our Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp for preK–fourth grade students. Household- and Individual-level members get a 15 percent discount.

October 14, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo On Nat Geo’s Pond Stars Tonight!

Lincoln Park Zoo is featured on Nat Geo WILD’s Pond Stars tonight at 9 p.m. central! Learn how the pond-building experts at Aquascape Inc. transformed water features in the zoo’s red wolf exhibit and the McCormick Bird House.

October 14, 2014
Teaming Up for Red Wolves

Red wolves, once on the brink of extinction in their native eastern U.S. range, now have a fighting chance for recovery thanks to the collaborative efforts of zoo scientists and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

October 11, 2014
Happy Birthday to Patty!

Today we wish a very happy birthday to baby gorilla Patty, who turns 2 at Regenstein Center for African Apes. When she's not peering down from the treetops, the growing gorilla can be seen playing with half-sister Nayembi, mom Bana, dad Kwan and the rest of the troop.

October 10, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 10, 2014

Perched amid the leafy, green foliage in his home at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit, the zoo’s male snowy owl, Stanley, presents a striking profile in our Photo of the Week.

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