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December 1, 2015
Animated GIF: Owl Dives for Prey

Scientists with the zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute see plenty of awesome sights as they monitor Chicago wildlife, but nothing tops this sequence of a barred owl feasting on a bird.

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January 18, 2013
Photo of the Week: January 18

Gorilla Susie plays with a puzzle feeder at Regenstein Center for African Apes. The nutritious treats inside give her a chance to exercise her fingers…and her mind.

January 17, 2013
Friendly Persuasion

Looking for a more original Valentine’s Day gift than a box of chocolates? Our special meerkat Valentine ADOPT is just as sweet.

These social animals epitomize friendship—the perfect message to send friends and family. Plus, your purchase supports animal care at the zoo.

January 17, 2013
Post from the President—Working Together in New Orleans

In his latest Post, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how zoo directors are meeting down south to plan sustainable zoo populations for the next 200 years.

January 15, 2013
Raptors at Nature Boardwalk

Population booms for local birds can turn urban areas into hunting grounds for raptors, as biologist Mason Fidino shares. See the outcome of a hunt!

January 11, 2013
Photo of the Week: January 11

Baby gorilla Patty snuggles up with mom Bana at Regenstein Center for African Apes. The older of the building's two baby gorillas, Patty has sprouted her first few teeth and has been seen using mom for balance to try to stand up.

January 11, 2013
Whose Feet Are These?

They look like a reptile’s, but the feet below actually belong to a big bird: an ostrich! On Feb. 2, kids ages 4-5 can learn about paws and pinchers with Creature’s Features: Fascinating Feet.

January 10, 2013
Post from the President—Setting New Marks
January 8, 2013
Goualougo Triangle Ape Project on the Discovery Channel

Ever wanted to travel to zoo research sites in Africa? Tonight, the Discovery Channel will offer an exclusive look at African wildlife—including the chimpanzees studied for the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project. Tune in to “Africa” at 7 p.m. tonight!

January 4, 2013
ZooLights Glows for One More Weekend

Haven’t caught ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One yet? You’ve still got one more weekend to reel it all in!

January 4, 2013
Photo of the Week: January 4

Cold weather is keeping the chimpanzees inside at Regenstein Center for African Apes, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t enjoying a little icy enrichment. Here male Optimus takes a bite from a frozen treat in his exhibit.

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