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April 21, 2015
Helping Hyenas

Time for a nap? Scientist Anna Czupryna shares this shot of hyenas cooling off in Serengeti National Park. A Lincoln Park Zoo-led vaccination campaign protects these predators from diseases like rabies and distemper.

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February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update Four

Zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour finish checking in with the groundhogs they track for a project studying the outcomes of wildlife relocation. “Looks like there’s some activity around this groundhog’s burrow entrance,” says Liza. “The entrance appears to be open. However, the radio signal tells us he’s still hibernating.

February 2, 2012
Bringing Camp to the Community

Last summer Lincoln Park Zoo provided scholarships to 10 kids from affordable-housing group Mercy Housing, letting them attend Conservation Camp for free! Read about their experience—and apply for a 2012 camp scholarship yourself.

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update Three

How do zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour find the groundhogs they’re tracking for their project? “We're able to find the groundhogs using radiotelemetry,” says Liza. “Radio transmitters emit a signal that we can pick up using an antenna and receiver.”

February 2, 2012
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program

Are you a Chicago high school student looking for an amazing summer internship? Check out the Malott Family Zoo Intern Program! Applications are due April 6.

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update Two

Zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour are checking in with the groundhogs they track for a project studying the outcomes of wildlife relocation. “Groundhog two is still hibernating!” says Liza. “His burrow entrance is covered with snow and there’s no sign of tracks.

February 2, 2012
Register Early for Summer Camp!

Donor early registration for Lincoln Park Zoo summer camps starts February 8. If you’re not a Donor Club contributor, it’s not too late to upgrade to ensure a spot! Click here to see the details.

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update One

Zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour are checking in with the groundhogs they track for a project studying the outcomes of wildlife relocation. “Looks like groundhog number one has not emerged yet,” Liza reports. “Groundhogs cover their burrow entrances with leaves while they are hibernating.”

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Q&A on Facebook and Twitter

Have groundhog questions for Groundhog Day? Post them on the zoo's Facebook or Twitter page, and expert Liza Lehrer answer them throughout the day as she checks in from groundhog field sites throughout the region!

February 2, 2012
Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! But why do people think groundhogs can predict the weather? Scientist Liza Lehrer gives us an introduction to the species and explains how Lincoln Park Zoo monitors them to better understand how to manage human-wildlife conflict.

February 1, 2012
New Arrivals Update

At today reminds us, loss is an unfortunate part of life at a living institution. But departures are balanced by new arrivals, such as these crested wood partridge chicks born January 7. Learn about them and other new animals.

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