Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 27, 2015
The Lights Start Shining Tonight!

We're flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented By ComEd​ and PowerShares QQQ at 4:25 p.m. today! Join us for an evening of free, spectacular fun.

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October 22, 2012
Photo Slideshow: Spooky Zoo Spectacular

Check out our photos from Saturday’s Spooky Zoo Spectacular! We had a great turnout, the weather was beautiful and the zoo grounds looked more exotic than ever with the costumed kids trick-or-treating at animal houses.

October 22, 2012
Junior Detectives: Solve an Animal Mystery at the Zoo!

Footprints, fur, bones...these are just a few of the clues first- and second-graders will use during “Mystery in the Zoo: Critter Case” on Monday, November 12. Register today for this fun, interactive education program that combines Sherlock Holmes sleuthing and wildlife research for little ones!

October 19, 2012
Spooky Zoo Spectacular is Tomorrow!

Spooky Zoo Spectacular is tomorrow at Lincoln Park Zoo! The FREE family fun goes from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and includes trick-or-treating across zoo grounds, a haunted house, music and dancing, arts and crafts and more. Join us for some boo in the zoo!

October 19, 2012
Photo of the Week: October 19

Gorilla mom Bana and her new baby cuddle face to face at Regenstein Center for African Apes. The little one, whose name and gender are still being determined, was born October 11.

October 19, 2012
Spots Still Available in Exhibit Design Program for Kids

Budding zoologists, here’s one for you. Third- and fourth-graders will learn what goes into creating a modern zoo exhibit in “How Do You Zoo?” on Saturday, October 27.

October 18, 2012
Fall in Focus

Grevy's zebra colt Kito poses beneath a multi-colored strand of ivy at the Antelope & Zebra Area. Come see the zoo's fall colors yourself!

October 18, 2012
Setting the Record Right-Side Up on Bats

Think bats are creepy? They’re cast as villains every Halloween, but bats are heros not horrors. Meet the zoo’s Egyptian fruit bats and learn how they benefit ecologies and economies in the wild.

October 18, 2012
Something Wild for Kids at Children’s Hospital

Zoo Ball 2012: The Great Catsby took place in July, but the signature fundraising event for the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo keeps on giving! Zoo Ball Co-Chairs Suzanne A. Meder (left) and Cynthia Ross Polayes (right) delivered plush animals this week for kids at the Ann and Robert H.

October 16, 2012
Baby Gorilla Bonding at Lincoln Park Zoo

Ready for another look at the baby gorilla born at Regenstein Center for African Apes on October 11? Here's a video of the little one snuggling with mom Bana.

October 16, 2012
Post from the President—Welcoming a Gorilla Baby
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