Lincoln Park Zoo

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August 1, 2014
Photo of the Week: August 1

Now weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds, baby rhino King doesn’t look quite so tiny next to mom Kapuki, as our Photo of the Week shows. The little guy still has a lot of growing to do, though. See for yourself at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit!

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March 2, 2011
Story Time Change of Venue

Story Time will be held in the Tadpole Room in the lower level of Park Place Cafe today. We apologize for any inconvenience.

March 1, 2011
Posts from the Curators

General Curator of the Animal Care department Dave Bernier provides the inside scoop on the newest big cats in Chicago in his blog post. Check it out.

February 28, 2011
African Wild Dog Diet Snapshot

Learn what's on the menu for the zoo's African wild dogs with our latest Diet Snapshot!

February 25, 2011
Dr. Fisher Turns 90

Guests and gorillas were on hand to wish a happy birthday to Lincoln Park Zoo legend Dr. Lester E. Fisher. See the fun—including piñata “cake” and “presents” for the animal attendees.

February 24, 2011
Lend Your Time & Talents

Interested in lending your time and talents to the zoo? Join us for a volunteer-information session to learn about exciting opportunities in areas ranging from gardening to guest-relations to education. Upcoming sessions are the evening of March 1 or the morning of March 5. Go here to learn more.

February 22, 2011
Happy Birthday to a Lincoln Park Zoo Legend!

Join us at Regenstein Center for African Apes this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the 90th birthday of Lincoln Park Zoo legend Dr. Lester E. Fisher. Guests can offer their best wishes with an oversized birthday card as the chimpanzees and gorillas join the fun with a piñata “cake” and “presents. Learn more - and share your birthday wishes.

February 22, 2011
Open Registration for Conservation Camp and Zoo Crew
February 18, 2011
First Thaw

Volunteer Gardening Coordinator Mike Davenport shares the first sightings of spring on zoo grounds. Come by this weekend to see them yourself!

February 18, 2011
Stand Up for Lincoln Park Zoo Today!

We’re asking you and other friends of Lincoln Park Zoo to contact Congress and urge them to vote against the Goodlatte Amendment, which would cut federal funding for zoos and aquariums. Time is short—the vote is soon—so please follow this link to stand up for Lincoln Park Zoo. The process takes about one minute. Thanks.

February 18, 2011
Happy Birthday to a Lincoln Park Zoo Legend!

Dr. Lester E. Fisher—veterinarian, director and fabled friend of the zoo—is turning 90. Celebrate this milestone with him on February 24 at Regenstein Center for African Apes. You can also leave a birthday message online to honor his legacy of conservation and care.

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