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October 8, 2015
Post from the President--New Chance for Conservation

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August 8, 2012
Dual Lions

One last bit of enrichment fun from the Chi-Cow-Go event celebrating Chicago's 175th birthday—Sahar chews a "rival" from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thanks to Keeper Allycia Darst for the footage.

August 7, 2012
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo

Teachers, join us September 27 for a free educator event! Enjoy wine and appetizers as you explore the zoo after hours, try different field trip activities and take home free copies of the latest curriculum materials.

August 7, 2012
Post from the President - A Head Start for Ornate Box Turtles

President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces the 18 ornate box turtle hatchlings at the Kovler Lion House, part of a zoo partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.

August 6, 2012
Ordering à la Carte for the Animals

Rhinos like leafy salads while tigers prefer meaty bones. Gray seals snack on mackerel while hornbills peck away at papayas. This month's picnic-themed Wish List lets you design a special summery menu for a variety of animals — and make a valuable contribution toward their daily care at Chicago's free zoo.

Help Pack Our Wish List Picnic Basket

August 5, 2012
Animal Athletes: Dwarf Crocodiles

Time for another round of animal athletes! All the swimmers in London wear goggles as they move through the water, but dwarf crocodiles have built-in eye protection.

A clear nictitating membrane covers their eyes as they dive, enabling the predators to see underwater.

August 3, 2012
Guam Rails Back from the Brink and Into the Wild
August 3, 2012
Growing the Gardens

William Hageman shares a look at Lincoln Park Zoo's gardens in the Chicago Tribune, highlighting quiet refuges and plans for the future.

August 3, 2012
Nature Boardwalk as Best Brush with Nature?

Time Out Chicago Kids has nominated Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo for Best Brush with Nature in their first Hipsqueak Awards. If your kids love spotting local wildlife at the zoo’s urban oasis, visit their site to give us a vote!

August 1, 2012
Sweet Home Chicago

Last week Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals were offered Chicago-style enrichment to celebrate the city’s 175th birthday. See how chimpanzees, gorillas, meerkats and more reacted to the skyline-sized fun. #WildWed

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