Lincoln Park Zoo

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August 27, 2014
Saving Smooth Green Snakes

We’re proud to announce the hatchings of nine smooth green snakes! The little insect-eaters came to the zoo as eggs—part of a new conservation partnership aimed at restoring the species to the McHenry County Conservation District.

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June 6, 2014
Photo of the Week: June 6, 2014

A La Plata three-banded armadillo reveals remarkable symmetry when its durable shell is folded into an armored ball.

June 6, 2014
Enjoy a Discount at Chicago’s Most Scenic Café

Wondering where to eat outside tonight or this weekend? This is the view from the zoo’s Patio at Café Brauer. Any questions?

June 6, 2014
Post from the President—New Swans Swimming

Trumpeter swan cygnets have hatched once again at the Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond! President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the news about these fuzzy new arrivals and other bird highlights in his latest post.

June 5, 2014
Farewell to a Friend

The Lincoln Park Zoo family is saddened to announce the passing of a longtime, much-loved resident. Vicky, a geriatric chimpanzee who lived in the behind-the-scenes group at Regenstein Center for African Apes, was humanely euthanized yesterday.

June 5, 2014
A New Twist on Friday Night Happy Hour

Explore the zoo after-hours at a special evening just for grownups! We’re hosting our first Adults Night Out tomorrow from 6:30–10 p.m.

June 4, 2014
Tiny Takin Ready to Trot

Baby Sichuan takin Kalsang looks after mom Jinse at the zoo’s Antelope & Zebra Area. The little one has been an active arrival, nosing around the takin yard with young herdmates (and half-brothers) Mengyao and Xing Fu.

June 3, 2014
Support Your Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is free for you—and everyone—to visit. But we need your support to stay that way! Help the zoo with a gift of any amount at

June 3, 2014
A Beauty of a Run

Thanks to everyone who came to United Run for the Zoo this past Sunday to participate in a race or cheer on the runners!

June 2, 2014
Field Note: Harbor Seal

Meet the harbor seals that live in the zoo's Kovler Sea Lion Pool--and learn how this species socializes and hunts in the wild.

May 30, 2014
Photo of the Week: May 30

Chimpanzees Optimus (foreground) and Hank venture up into the treetops in our Photo of the Week. The nice weather has species across the zoo rediscovering their outdoor exhibits. See for yourself this weekend!

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