Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 27, 2015
The Lights Start Shining Tonight!

We're flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented By ComEd​ and PowerShares QQQ at 4:25 p.m. today! Join us for an evening of free, spectacular fun.

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February 21, 2013
Post from the President—Innovators in Education

President and CEO Kevin Bell announces the Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration, an innovative education center that will use cutting-edge research and programs to explore how zoos, aquariums and museums can most effectively engage visitors.

February 21, 2013
Wild Events Ahead on the Zoo Calendar

What’s coming up at Chicago’s free zoo? Enjoy icy information with special chats during Polar Bear Awareness Week (February 25–March 3). There’s also the Scoop on Poop, Sleep Under the Skyscrapers and special activities to wrap up Member Appreciation Month. See all the details on the zoo’s calendar.

February 20, 2013
Volunteer at the Zoo!

The zoo is looking for volunteers to garden, assist our public education efforts, guide guests and support fun special events.

Interested? Fill out an online application and attend a volunteer information session!

Sessions take place March 9, 12, 14, 20 and 23.

February 20, 2013
Announcing the Names

Thanks to all the fans who voted for names for our two tiny takins! Xing Fu and Mengyao are the winners. Learn what they mean and see the full results.

February 19, 2013
Last Chance to Name the Takin Babies

Voted for names for the takin babies yet? Today is your last chance--we'll announce the winners tomorrow!

February 19, 2013
Early Camp Registration for Safari/Zoologist Members

Zoologist/Safari-level members can register for Summer Conservation Camps beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. Camp sessions often sell out, so early registration is a great way to try to secure a spot. It’s not too late to upgrade!

February 18, 2013
What's Your Vote?

Ming Hoa? Xing Fu? Cast your vote on what we should name this Sichuan takin calf (and his half-brother) at!

February 17, 2013
Baby Takin Video

Watch this video of our baby takins at play, then vote for their names at!

February 15, 2013
Photo of the Week: February 15

The snow may have melted, but not before the first of our two takin babies got a chance to kick his heels up! Be sure to vote for your favorite name for the new arrivals at

February 15, 2013
Registration is Now Open for United Run for the Zoo!

Registration is now open for United Run for the Zoo on Sunday, June 2!

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