Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 22, 2014
Better Than Counting Sheep

Normally, we discourage visitors from blowing up air mattresses to catch a few z’s inside the zoo’s animal houses.

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November 19, 2010
Nature Boardwalk Nightlife

A “camera trap” captures a key bit of Nature Boardwalk nightlife - an elusive gray fox prowling the new urban ecosystem.

November 17, 2010
Bright Friday

They call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday," the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. This year a more apt name would be "Bright Friday," since that night—November 26—we flip the switch on ZooLights. If you're not too tired from shopping, stop by Lincoln Park Zoo to marvel at the first glowing of more than 1 million lights. ZooLights is free and open to all!

November 16, 2010
Wild Dog Hammocks?!

Perhaps the most unusual items in the Lincoln Park Zoo Wish List are the hammocks in which the wild dogs snooze. Or maybe the oddest items are the bottles of lotion for goats' hoofs. Perhaps the strangest selection is Bag Balm, which keepers apply to cows' udders. The items in the Wish List are vastly different than the sweaters and socks we give one another each holiday season, and that's a wonderful thing...like jars of mustard to a chimpanzee. Go here to learn more about the Wish List or to make a purchase.

November 15, 2010
Bedtime Buddies at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo
November 12, 2010
Gifts for Gorillas? Presents for Penguins?

Lincoln Park Zoo friends have eagerly responded to the latest Wish List, full of items that can be purchased directly for the animals. But a bunch of fun stuff remains, including light bulbs for rattlesnakes, hoof lotion for goats and delicate alfalfa for our rough rhinos. Go here to learn more about the Wish List or to make a purchase. As always, we thank you for your support.

November 12, 2010
A Call to Care

State-of-the-art care for the zoo’s cherished animals—as well as local and global conservation efforts and hands-on education opportunities—is only possible with your help. Answer our call to care: please consider a year-end gift to Lincoln Park Zoo’s Annual Fund.

November 10, 2010
Give by Cell

Keep Lincoln Park Zoo free with just your thumb! Text LPZoo to 20222 to give $5 with your cell. Messaging and data rates may apply; see full details at www.lpzoo.org/mobilegiving.

November 9, 2010
Great Apes, Groundbreaking Work and Guests

Ever seen a gorilla use a computer? On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., gorillas within Regenstein Center for African Apes participate in a cognitive study during which they type sequences on a computer screen. And this enrichment is performed on exhibit, meaning that guests can witness the groundbreaking work while a guest-engagement leader explains what’s happening. We’ve been doing this cognitive study for years, but never before has the public been able to observe. So…observe! Join us any Tuesday or Wednesday and learn alongside the great apes.

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