Lincoln Park Zoo

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December 19, 2014
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank is one big merry-glow-round of illuminated holiday fun. Even more so if you’re the lucky winner of a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo!

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September 17, 2014
Chacoan Peccaries

The Antelope & Zebra Area has welcomed three male Chacoan peccaries! Similar to a pig, this species is endangered in the wild and is named after the area it originates from—the Gran Chaco region of South America. They're so well adapted to their dry climate that even cacti are part of their diet.

September 16, 2014
LEAPin’ Lizards!

Spaces are going fast in this fall’s popular LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play nature-play program for 2–3 year olds!

September 16, 2014
The Wildlife in Your Backyard

A red fox on the prowl in Jefferson Park? Help zoo scientists—and partners at Adler Planetarium—ID more than 1 million photos of local species with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

September 15, 2014
Black-Crowned Night Herons Thriving

Black-crowned night herons are endangered in Illinois—and thriving in Lincoln Park. Biologist Mason Fidino offers an update on where these birds landed in the breeding season that’s now behind us.

September 15, 2014
Members-Only Fun on the Farm

More than 500 Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests rose with the roosters for Members-Only Morning on Saturday, September 13.

September 14, 2014
Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

A golden-headed lion tamarin explores its exhibit inside Regenstein Small Mammal—Reptile House. This species is found exclusively in Brazil and spends most of its time high in the trees of a wet rainforest.

September 14, 2014
Summer Education Programs

It was a busy summer at the zoo for young Chicagoans as several programs were underway to educate and engage the youth community. Learn more about these exciting opportunities here.

September 12, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 12

Western lowland gorilla Rollie digs into a healthy treat in our Photo of the Week. In the wild and at the zoo, gorillas maintain their status as the largest living primates with a strictly vegetarian diet.

September 12, 2014
Season’s Final Free Garden Tour Tomorrow

Mike Davenport, the zoo’s Curator of Horticulture, will lead our final Second Saturdays Garden Tour of the season tomorrow at 10 a.m.

September 11, 2014
What's in our Backyard?
From the Loop to the burbs, zoos scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife. Now we need your help identifying them! Lend a hand with Chicago Wildlife Watch, developed in partnership with Adler Planetarium's Zooniverse.
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