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October 22, 2014
Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

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August 29, 2011
Jazz at the Zoo

Thanks to Ernie Adams and the Jazz Texters and everybody who came out to hear the set Thursday night on the Patio at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Check out the video here.

August 29, 2011
Wine & Wildflowers This Thursday

Want to savor a drink, learn about Lincoln Park Zoo’s gardens and benefit the restoration of Garfield Park Conservatory’s historic glass showhouses? Join us for Wine & Wildflowers on September 1!

August 25, 2011
Your Story in Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

We’re looking for stories to share in the next issue of Lincoln Park Zoo magazine. How many times do you make it to the zoo each month? What brings you to visit? Let us know at!

August 25, 2011
Taking Stock, Moving Forward

Mayor Emanuel recently joined the Chicago Nature and Wildlife Advisory Committee to launch the Chicago Nature and Wildlife Plan Update: A Strategy to Enhance Urban Ecosystems 2011-2016, which will guide local urban planners in wildlife initiatives for the next five years.

The update marks Chicago’s continued commitment to expand and improve our important urban natural areas through four key strategies—protect and expand natural areas; manage existing natural areas; foster stewardship; and monitor sites and conduct research.

August 24, 2011
Free Jazz at the Patio

Join us at 6 p.m. tomorrow for a free performance by Ernie Adams and The Jazz Texters at the Patio at Cafe Brauer! Celebrate summer with a great view, good music and the Patio's specialty drinks.

August 24, 2011
Join Us for Wine & Wildflowers

On September 1, the Wine & Wildflowers garden party will offer an inside look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s lush landscapes. Net proceeds will benefit the restoration of Garfield Park Conservatory’s historic glass showhouses that were damaged in the June hailstorm.

August 23, 2011
Conservation Camp Slideshow

Campers from 4-year-olds to fourth graders came to the zoo this summer to explore the wonders of wildlife. Here are some pictures of their summer fun!

August 23, 2011
Are you Jammin' Friday Night?

This summer's last Jammin' at the Zoo show is Friday night, featuring Andy Grammer opening for Colbie Caillat. This show will likely sell out, so get your tickets today!

August 22, 2011
Recognizing Excellent Event Planning
August 22, 2011
Betty White Visits Lincoln Park Zoo

Actress Betty White stopped by Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday to visit her friend, Dr. Lester Fisher, former director of the zoo. The pair strolled zoo grounds, took a few behind-the-scenes tours and reminisced about their decades-long friendship. Like Dr. Fisher, zoo guests where delighted to see White, who was recently named in a Reuters poll the most trusted American celebrity. Check out the pictures here.

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