Lincoln Park Zoo

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October 2, 2015
From the Lab to the Reservation

Saving the black-footed ferret from extinction requires cutting-edge science technology, extensive field work and ongoing collaboration between communities and conservationists.

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July 17, 2012
Return Favor

It’s been 12 years since Kwan endeared himself to a national audience as a signing adolescent gorilla named Sidney in Return to Me. The zoo’s silverback gorilla makes a triumphant return to the silver screen this Wednesday evening, when the Chicago History Museum hosts an outdoor screening of the film, an event cosponsored by Lincoln Park Zoo and Twin Anchors restaurant.

July 17, 2012
Rescuing Piping Plovers

Every year zoo professionals from around the country head to Pellston, Michigan to participate in the Great Lakes Piping Plover restoration program. To help the recovery of this small shorebird, which is endangered in the region, these professionals evaluate abandoned or washed-away nests. Eggs are then salvaged and taken to the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) for artificial incubation of eggs, hand rearing of the chicks and finally the chicks’ release.

July 16, 2012
Upward Bound

Scientist Rachel Santymire shares rhino research and “camera traps” with students in Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation, part of the program to enlist them as partners in the conservation of endangered black-footed ferrets.

July 16, 2012
Veterinary Case Study: Meerkats

One of the meerkats gets a close-up in our latest Veterinary Services Case Study. See how the vets solved the case!

July 13, 2012
Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week

Blue hyssop, with its lavender spiked flowers and anise-scented foliage, is blooming at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Cultivate your knowledge of this purple perennial.

July 13, 2012
CDOT Shows its Cane-Do Spirit

Bamboo is often on the menu at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nutrition Center, which designs diets to meet the nutritional needs of the zoo's animals. Batches of this giant grass, however, aren't typically sourced from municipal transportation departments.

The Chicago Department of Transportation's (CDOT) GreenStreets program — an initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of green streetscaping — begs to differ.

July 12, 2012
Post from the President - A Big Tent, Making a Big Difference

In his latest post, President and CEO Kevin Bell looks forward to tomorrow's Zoo Ball, highlighting how the Women’s Board's support can be seen in the natural wonders of Nature Boardwalk.

July 12, 2012
Join Us Saturday for a Free Garden Tour

Blue hyssop will be among the highlights for this Saturday's free garden tour.

Meet at the information kiosk at the Patio at Cafe Brauer at 10 a.m. to see what’s in bloom with the zoo’s expert gardeners.

July 12, 2012
Two Broods

The crested wood partridge chicks are growing fast now, but when they first hatched, they spent plenty of time huddled under mom’s “skirts.”

See a full update on the season's second set of chicks!

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