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December 19, 2014
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank is one big merry-glow-round of illuminated holiday fun. Even more so if you’re the lucky winner of a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo!

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October 12, 2011
Field Researchers in the City

Lincoln Park Zoo field researchers Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz visited colleagues in Chicago last week. Take a look...

October 12, 2011
Take a Tour with Us

Safari and Zoologist-level members and above are invited to Zoo Safari Tours, an exciting new series of free guided tours of Lincoln Park Zoo. Get an inside look at everything from zoo bedtimes to conservation success stories. Learn more here.

October 11, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Giveaway

Last chance to win a free spot in our October 15 Autumn Animal Photography class! Submit your best Lincoln Park Zoo shot to the zoo’s Flickr group--the winner will be selected October 12.

October 6, 2011
Creepy Critters—Egyptian Fruit Bats

The name should put you at ease. Egyptian fruit bats, like the ones exhibited within Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, are frugivores. They eat fruit, which means they’re no more likely to bite you than your grandmother is.

And yet, they’re still bats, so many people are creeped out by the flying mammals.

It’s a shame, because Egyptian fruit bats are very cool. They use echolocation, employing the echo from sounds they emit to identify objects in their surroundings.

October 6, 2011
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo Slideshow

Nearly 250 educators joined us for last week’s Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! In addition to receiving free curriculum materials and demoing field-trip activities, they also enjoyed a glimpse at the zoo after hours. See a slideshow of the open house.

October 5, 2011
Time to Get Out the Winter Clothes

A last glimpse of American goldfinches in their breeding plumage as they migrate south always reminds Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt that winter is coming.

October 5, 2011
Pathway to Primatology Demonstration Slideshow

Educator Jaclyn Peterson visited the Lincoln Park Apple Store Sunday for a hands-on demonstration of how the zoo uses their technology to research great-ape behavior. See a slideshow and learn how you can step into a scientist’s shoes with our Pathway to Primatology program!

October 4, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Giveaway

Win a free spot in our October 15 Autumn Animal Photography class by submitting your best Lincoln Park Zoo shot to the zoo’s Flickr group. The winner will be selected October 12.

October 3, 2011
Migratory Bird Profile: Pied-Billed Grebe

Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt spots a pied-billed grebe at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. This migratory visitor has been here all week, refueling for the journey ahead.

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