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August 28, 2015
Photo of the Week: August 28

Zookeeper Allycia Darst holds red panda cub Addison for her behind-the-scenes physical in our Photo of the Week! Addison continues to grow in an off-exhibit den with brother Clark and mom Leafa.

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October 15, 2012
Return to the Wild

Vice President of Animal Care Megan Ross, Ph.D., shares a trip to release Guam rails on the island of Rota. The species is officially extinct in the wild, but zoo expertise is contributing to its recovery.

October 15, 2012
Sunny Smiles Crop Up at Harvest Days

The rain didn’t dampen moods at our annual Harvest Days festival this past weekend.

October 12, 2012
Photo of the Week: October 12

Our Photo of the Week: a young visitor enjoys a close-up view of a black bear at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo.

(The soaped window is part of our seasonal effort to help migrating birds avoid flying into the glass at animal houses and exhibits on zoo grounds.)

October 12, 2012
Post from the President—Greetings from Australia!

President and CEO Kevin Bell offers an update from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums meeting in Melbourne, Australia, where zoos across the globe are discussing how to work together to save species.

October 12, 2012
Hay There!

Little kids know that cows go moo, but coming face-to-face with the real deal is even better than a story book or toy. Children ages 4–5 will meet and learn about farm animals and more during our Fun at the Farm program on Saturday, November 3, at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.

October 11, 2012
Go Boo in the Zoo

We think kids should get extra mileage out of their Halloween costumes this month. Take yours to Spooky Zoo Spectacular on Saturday, October 20, for an early round of festive, family-oriented and FREE trick-or-treating at the wildest place in town. We’ll also be giving away Goosebumps books and presenting all sorts of monstrously good fun, like dancing on the main mall, a haunted house, arts and crafts and more!

October 11, 2012
A Free Look at Fall Colors

Fall foliage is adding vibrant reds and yellows to the zoo's gardens. Get a free look at the season's changes this Saturday with the final garden tour of 2012.

See the Details on the Second Saturday Garden Tour

October 11, 2012
Bat Attitude

Our Halloween ADOPT package features the zoo’s Egyptian fruit bat, which—like your favorite little trick-or-treaters—favors sweet eats. It might be appropriate to hang the certificate in this ADOPT package upside-down on your gift recipient’s wall.

October 10, 2012
Dynamic Duet Visits Zoo

Two Chicago luminaries recently dropped by the zoo for a visit: legendary jazz musician Ramsey Lewis and philanthropist Marion Simon.


Jan and Ramsey Lewis with Marion Simon (center) at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Both have given back to the community for decades.

October 9, 2012
Harvest Days Crops Up this Weekend!

Join us this weekend, October 13 and 14, for our annual Harvest Days festival at the Farm-in-the-Zoo! Watching your kids decorate pumpkins in our patch is one game of squash you won’t want to miss. The free fun for all ages also includes music, fun food, animal encounters and other seasonal activities.

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