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October 9, 2015
Zoo Scientist Appears on Chicago Tonight

Seth Magle, Ph.D., Director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute, appeared as a guest last night on WTTW Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight.”

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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!

July 6, 2012
Spending the Night at Lincoln Park Zoo

Ever wonder what all the animals are up to once the zoo closes? About 60 people hung out after-hours at the zoo last Friday to find out! At Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout, families pitched tents on the zoo’s South Lawn, ate a communal dinner, participated in evening activities and hunkered down to snooze at the zoo.

July 5, 2012
Post from the President—Keeping Cool

In his latest post, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how caregivers help Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals stay cool. Off-exhibit spaces, icy enrichment and extra monitoring are all part of the process.

July 5, 2012
Win the Chance to Feed a Rhino!

Here's one you'll want to grab by the horns: an opportunity for one adult and a guest to feed an Eastern black rhinoceros behind the scenes at Regenstein African Journey and have lunch with a zoological manager.

The prize is part of ComEd's season-long The Coolest Summer Ever sweepstakes.

July 3, 2012
Black-Crowned Night Herons Fledging at Nature Boardwalk
July 3, 2012
Welcoming Visitors from a World Away

Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to welcome visitors from throughout Chicago—and throughout the world! Today a group of 40 nurses from China came to visit the zoo, part of a six-week English immersion program organized by the City Colleges of Chicago.

Zoo Guest Relations Volunteer David Khem was on-hand to greet the guests in Mandarin and share some wildlife the international visitors could expect to see.

July 3, 2012
Grow What You Know About Native Plants

Starting July 11, our three-part gardening series, Native and Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Advanced Class, will offer a regional round-up that's easy, accessible and useful. Tour the gardens after the crowds leave, learn about local plant families and enjoy a free drink afterward at the Patio at Café Brauer.

July 2, 2012
Polar Bear at Play

Keepers at Lincoln Park Zoo's McCormick Bear Habitat recently provided the zoo's female polar bear, Anana, with some fun enrichment: the biggest pool toy we've ever seen.

Anana pounds on the barrel at one point—behavior that's also seen in the wild, where polar bears press on the ice to reach seals sleeping beneath it.

July 2, 2012
Happy Birthday to Keo!

Yesterday marked the 54th birthday of chimpanzee Keo! Fisher Center Director Steve Ross, Ph.D., shares this photo, noting that Keo is the oldest male chimpanzee living in a zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Specialized care helps geriatric animals live longer, healthier lives than ever before.

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