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July 28, 2015
Bear Essentials

You can support care for the zoo’s black bears, Papa and Katai, with a special Black Bear ADOPT!

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July 26, 2012
Mice Capades

They can scale rock walls and trees, dash across the desert terrain at speeds remarkable for their size, survive on little water, and lower their metabolism to endure extreme temperatures. Plus, they're cute. Meet the new cactus mice colony at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.

July 25, 2012
Zoo Crew Public Service Announcement

In two weeks at the zoo, Zoo Crew campers learned about conservation projects from Chicago to Tanzania. They also found a little time to have fun with this puppet sketch illustrating the importance of leashing your dog to avoid stressing local wildlife.

July 23, 2012
Celebrate Chi-cow-go July 24 at the zoo!

In honor of Chicago's 175th birthday this year, the zoo will host a special bovine-themed celebration on July 24. The day will include the unveiling of a colorful cow statue painted by zoo volunteers as well as edible Chicago-themed piñatas for animals throughout zoo grounds.

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July 23, 2012
A Gift for the Field

As Research Associate Anna Czupryna gets ready for another field season in the Serengeti, one of the items she's packing is another set of One World Futbols to donate to her study villages. See a photo of last year's happy recipients!

July 20, 2012
Keeper Close-Ups

To wrap up National Zookeeper Week, we wanted to share some favorite photos we’ve taken of Lincoln Park Zoo’s wonderful keepers over the years. Thanks again to all our keepers for everything they do!


Keepers Diana Villafuerte and Sabrina Misek peek at the teeth of eastern black rhinoceros Maku.
July 18, 2012
Ice-Cold Appreciation for National Zookeeper Week

As part of National Zookeeper Week, animal care managers organized an ice cream event today to honor the hard work of keepers throughout the zoo. We appreciate everything they do!

July 18, 2012
Working with the Community

Scientist Rachel Santymire closes her visit to Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation by sharing wildlife observation techniques with students and experiencing the culture’s richness in return.

July 17, 2012
Post from the President - Weathering the Storm

A sudden storm on Friday may have toppled trees and flooded buildings, but it didn’t stop Zoo Ball 2012: The Great Catsby from raising more than $1 million for Lincoln Park Zoo. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details in his latest post.

July 17, 2012
Return Favor

It’s been 12 years since Kwan endeared himself to a national audience as a signing adolescent gorilla named Sidney in Return to Me. The zoo’s silverback gorilla makes a triumphant return to the silver screen this Wednesday evening, when the Chicago History Museum hosts an outdoor screening of the film, an event cosponsored by Lincoln Park Zoo and Twin Anchors restaurant.

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