Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 23, 2014
ADOPT a Chimpanzee!

The zoo’s support for chimpanzees is vast and multifaceted. You can contribute to these efforts with a special chimpanzee ADOPT gift package.

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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.

December 6, 2013
Catching Up with the Takin Kids

Time for a Sichuan takin update! Mengyao and Xing Fu, the two boys born last January 31 and February 9, now sport 3–4-inch horns, lighter coats and are about halfway to their full-grown weight (which can be as much as 700 pounds!).

December 5, 2013
Post from the President—Fun Beyond the Lights

While the light displays are a big draw for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One, the after-hours setting offers the perfect opportunity to see nocturnal animals like Hoffman's two-toed sloths, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares.

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