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December 19, 2014
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank is one big merry-glow-round of illuminated holiday fun. Even more so if you’re the lucky winner of a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo!

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August 22, 2011
Betty White Visits Lincoln Park Zoo

Actress Betty White stopped by Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday to visit her friend, Dr. Lester Fisher, former director of the zoo. The pair strolled zoo grounds, took a few behind-the-scenes tours and reminisced about their decades-long friendship. Like Dr. Fisher, zoo guests where delighted to see White, who was recently named in a Reuters poll the most trusted American celebrity. Check out the pictures here.

August 19, 2011
Enjoy the Gardens While They're Green!

Zoo educators wrapped up gardening classes this week with Native and Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Advanced Class. If you still want to stretch your green thumb, join us for Wine & Wildlflowers September 1 or take a free Second Saturdays Garden Tour September 10.

August 18, 2011
Hatchling Snapping Turtle
August 17, 2011
Case Study: Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle

Tour the shell of a yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle—and learn how zoo veterinarians patch it up—with our latest Veterinary Services Case Study.

August 17, 2011
Birdmen on Zoo Grounds?

The birds have flown the coop! For the past six fun-filled days, a production team from the Nat Geo WILD show "Live Like An Animal" created a human-sized hummingbird nest on Lincoln Park Zoo's Main Mall. Three intrepid TV hosts—Lloyd Buck, Matt Thompson and James Cooper—occupied the nest and lived like birds for 24 hours. Want to see how it went? The program is slated to air on Nat Geo WILD channel in early 2012. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, check out shots of some strange behavior here.

August 17, 2011
Young Minds, Bright Futures

Lincoln Park Zoo recently partnered with local teens to produce a zoo-focused video segment. Members of our education department and participants in our Zoo Intern Program worked with teens from Free Spirit Media, which provides media training to Chicagoland youths. The segment aired on CAN TV and on ABC 7’s website. Take a look!

August 16, 2011
Members-Only Morning

On Saturday members enjoyed special activities and exclusive access to the north end of the zoo with our inaugural Members-Only Morning. Guests watched the zoo come to life and shared what they love about Lincoln Park Zoo on the diving window at Polar Bear Plaza.

Learn more about the benefits of being a member!

August 16, 2011
Wine & Wildflowers

Enjoy an inside look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s lush landscapes with this garden party. Net proceeds will benefi­t the restoration of Garfi­eld Park Conservatory’s historic glass showhouses that were damaged in the June hailstorm.

August 15, 2011
Releasing the Last Batch of Smooth Green Snakes

Reintroduction Biologist Allison Sacerdote shares last week’s reintroduction of smooth green snakes into a Lake County Forest Preserve. It’s the latest step in zoo’s partnership with the forest preserve district to restore the species to northern Illinois

August 15, 2011
Second Saturdays Garden Tours

On Saturday, Director of Horticulture Brian Houck introduced visitors to the richness of the zoo’s gardens with a free Second Saturday Garden Tour. Be sure to join him September 10 for the final tour of the season.

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