Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 24, 2014
Post from the President—Step into Spring

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how spring is the perfect time to visit Chicago's free zoo. You can see daffodils and scilla in bloom and watch baby rhino King and baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi explore the outdoors.

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December 6, 2013
Catching Up with the Takin Kids

Time for a Sichuan takin update! Mengyao and Xing Fu, the two boys born last January 31 and February 9, now sport 3–4-inch horns, lighter coats and are about halfway to their full-grown weight (which can be as much as 700 pounds!).

December 5, 2013
Post from the President—Fun Beyond the Lights

While the light displays are a big draw for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One, the after-hours setting offers the perfect opportunity to see nocturnal animals like Hoffman's two-toed sloths, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares.

December 5, 2013
Jumping Joey!

Enjoy this short video of the zoo’s young red kangaroo joey climbing out of mom’s pouch for a quick hop around his family’s outdoor yard at the Antelope & Zebra Area.

December 4, 2013
Members-Only Night at ZooLights is Thursday!

Are you a Lincoln Park Zoo member? Then don’t miss the first-ever Members-Only Night at ZooLights on Thursday, December 5!

December 4, 2013
Azizi Turns 10

Happy 10th birthday to gorilla Azizi! The growing male, seen here playing with a pumpkin at Halloween, shares the bachelor gorilla space at Regenstein Center for African Apes with fellow males Amare, Mosi and Umande.

December 2, 2013
Sprucing Up

Thanks to some generous evergreen-loving benefactors, the zoo recently planted two dozen specialty dwarf conifers around the grounds—providing an extra dash of winter interest just as the holidays arrive.

November 26, 2013
Post from the President—Glide and Glow

President and CEO Kevin Bell outlines the upcoming winter fun at Lincoln Park Zoo, including ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One, Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo and Members-Only Night at ZooLights.

November 22, 2013
Photo of the Week: November 22

New mom Anna nuzzles up with her joey at the Antelope & Zebra Area’s red kangaroo exhibit. The new arrival should start to make brief forays out of the pouch in the coming weeks.

November 22, 2013
Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Our newest seasonal attraction—an ice rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo complete with skate and locker rental and fortifying refreshments—opens Friday, November 29, at noon!

November 21, 2013
Post from the President--Peeking Out of the Pouch

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the zoo's newest arrival, a kangaroo joey at the Antelope & Zebra Area. Born May 3, the tiny marsupial has been growing in mom's pouch since…although he's just started to poke his head out!

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