Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 16, 2014
Bustling Boardwalk

Join us for our next Morning Safari on Saturday, April 26! Explore Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo with a zoo horticulturist and a scientist from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute.

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December 12, 2013
Post from the President—Cool in the Cold

President and CEO Kevin Bell explains how animal care changes in cold conditions--and offers his favorite spots for a winter warm-up while visiting Chicago's free zoo.

December 12, 2013
Feral or Not?

Tallying feral dogs in Montana’s Northern Cheyenne reservation can protect endangered black-footed ferrets and the local community…but it isn’t always easy, as zoo scientist Mary Beth Manjerovic shares.

December 11, 2013
Chilling Out on Hump Day

The cold weather this week doesn’t faze the Bactrian camels at the zoo’s Antelope & Zebra Area. See for yourself in this video of the herd munching fresh-fallen snow on the gunnite walls of its outdoor yard.

December 10, 2013
A Colorful ZooLights Reminder

Have you seen the ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One CTA bus making its way through the city? Its colorful coating offers a timely reminder that the lights start shining again this Friday at 5 p.m.

December 10, 2013
Rink for Yourself

Brrrr...yep, it’s cold out there! May we suggest a few engine-stoking laps around the rink and a cup of hot cocoa at our newest seasonal crowd-pleaser, Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo?

December 9, 2013
"One and Only Ivan" Signing December 15

On Sunday, December 15, Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery award-winning “The One and Only Ivan,” will visit the zoo to speak about her book and help launch a Wilmette-area school fundraising competition to benefit Lincoln Park Zoo!

December 9, 2013
Winter Break Camp Spots Going Fast!

We still have a few sessions available for preK–fourth grade students in our first Winter Break Camp, but spots have been going fast! The half- and full-day programs take place December 30, December 31, January 2 and January 3.

December 9, 2013
DNAinfo Highlights the Zoo's Urban Wildlife Monitoring

How far do deer roam into the city? Camera traps from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute help scientists track urban animals, as DNAinfo Chicago shares.

December 6, 2013
Have an Ice Day

It takes skilled, steady hands to carve delicate designs from a block of ice with a chainsaw. Every year at ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One, the amazing ice-carving artisans of Forest Park’s Nadeau Ice Sculptures show gaping onlookers how it’s done.

December 6, 2013
Photo of the Week: December 6

The zoo’s new joey takes a test hop next to mom in our Photo of the Week! The little one has just started leaving the pouch to explore the red kangaroo exhibit at the Antelope & Zebra Area.

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