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July 7, 2015
A Spotlight on Black-Footed Ferrets

What can you find along Route 66? How about one of the most endangered mammals in North America: the black-footed ferret!

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August 13, 2012
How Much Ground Would a Woodchuck Cover?

How do “nuisance” woodchucks react when they’re moved to new homes? Biologist Liza Watson Lehrer is finding out by tracking 20 of the burrowing mammals through the Chicago area—just one way the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute studies wildlife to minimize conflict between urban development and the natural ecosystem.

August 10, 2012
Photo of the Week: August 10

Amur tiger Molly roars at the Kovler Lion House.

August 10, 2012
A Slow and Steady Hatch

Here's video of 18 tiny turtles hatching at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House—part of a zoo partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.

Learn more about the conservation partnership!

August 9, 2012
Free Garden Tour this Saturday
August 8, 2012
Members-Only Morning is This Weekend

Our next Members-Only Morning—taking place this Saturday, August 11, from 8–10 a.m. at the Farm-in-the-Zoo—is yet another great reason to become a Lincoln Park Zoo member...if you're not one already. This next one is farm-themed and packed with fun activities for all ages.

August 8, 2012
Diet Snapshot: Oberhasli Goat

Goats may try to eat anything, but their balanced diet at the Farm-in-the-Zoo includes goat chow and grass hay. Learn more with our latest Diet Snapshot!

August 8, 2012
Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week

"Rattlesnake master" may sound like the moniker of a comic-book villain, and, indeed, this unusual prairie wildflower is one prickly character.

Learn More About Our Plant of the Week

August 8, 2012
Dual Lions

One last bit of enrichment fun from the Chi-Cow-Go event celebrating Chicago's 175th birthday—Sahar chews a "rival" from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thanks to Keeper Allycia Darst for the footage.

August 7, 2012
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo

Teachers, join us September 27 for a free educator event! Enjoy wine and appetizers as you explore the zoo after hours, try different field trip activities and take home free copies of the latest curriculum materials.

August 7, 2012
Post from the President - A Head Start for Ornate Box Turtles

President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces the 18 ornate box turtle hatchlings at the Kovler Lion House, part of a zoo partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.

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