Lincoln Park Zoo

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February 26, 2015
Ice Skating at the Zoo Ends this Weekend!

Haven’t made it over to our family-friendly rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo yet? You’ve only got three more days to glide!

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November 14, 2014
Chicago Canine Close-Up

Coyotes, red foxes and gray foxes—zoo research intern Maria Jazmin Rios introduces Chicago’s wild canines, which you can ID with Chicago Wildlife Watch!

November 13, 2014
Post from the President--Polar Bear and Penguin Prep

Demolition is beginning to lay the groundwork for the upcoming African penguin habitat and Walter Family Arctic Tundra. President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the details, along with a look back at the old "Bear Line."

November 13, 2014
More Myra Memories

A throwback photo in honor of female lion Myra. Here she is with cubs Hubert, Milly and Reilly back in 1999.

November 12, 2014
Farewell to Female Lion Myra

Lincoln Park Zoo is sad to say goodbye to a beloved member of the zoo family. Geriatric female lion Myra was humanely euthanized yesterday after a decline in health that irreversibly compromised the elderly predator’s quality of life.

November 11, 2014
We’re Making a List, Checking it Twice...

Turns out all the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo are nice! Share the spirit of the season by including them in your holiday shopping—just pick something from our holiday Wish List.

November 11, 2014
Photo Slideshow: Baby Gorilla Birthday Party!

Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi recently celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

November 10, 2014
Architecture for Apes

Tickets are still available for Thursday night’s special Wine & Wildlife presentation at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

November 10, 2014
Chicago Wildlife Rears Its Head

Raccoons are among the species spotted by zoo scientists studying #ChicagoWildlife. Help researchers ID 1 million animal pics at!

November 7, 2014
Photo of the Week: November 7, 2014

Baby gorilla girl Patty enjoys some pre-birthday party festivities in our Photo of the Week.

November 7, 2014
Spend the Night in an Ape House

Ever wondered what the zoo is like at night? Adults with children ages 5–12 can enjoy this unique experience by signing up for Sleepover with the Animals on Friday, November 14!

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