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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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September 4, 2012
Registration Open for “Secrets of Animal Training” Program

Ever wonder how animal care specialists at the zoo encourage behaviors that assist in maintaining the health and well-being of so many different species? Here’s your chance to find out.

“Secrets of Animal Training,” one of our fall education programs for participants ages 16 and older, takes place September 22.

August 31, 2012
Photo of the Week: August 31

Enjoy this week’s closeup portrait of Mosi, one of four western lowland gorillas who comprise the zoo’s first gorilla bachelor troop.

Photo by Todd Rosenthal
August 31, 2012
Plant of the Week: Little Bluestem

It's the quintessential prairie grass, nurturing scores of animal species and turning shades of wine-red in fall. Meet this week’s Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week.

August 31, 2012
Introducing Kito

In his latest post, President and CEO Kevin Bell announces the winner of our naming poll for the newborn zebra colt.

August 30, 2012
Soaring Over Serengeti

Hauling dog treats and camera traps across two continents, researcher Anna Czupryna returns to the Serengeti for another field season studying the impact of a zoo-led vaccination campaign on domestic dogs.

August 30, 2012
Look Before You LEAP

We're psyched about this year's fall education lineup at the zoo. Our programs kick off September 6 with LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play, an exciting, brand-new offering for toddlers.

August 30, 2012
Smooth Green Snakes Released to Lake County Forest Preserve

As the Chicago Tribune shares, the zoo and its partners released a new batch of smooth green snakes to the Lake County Forest Preserves yesterday! See more photos of past releases--and learn more about the conservation effort.

August 29, 2012
Looking at Hibernation to Help Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes

Want to restore habitat for eastern massasauga rattlesnakes, which are endangered in Illinois? First you need to know how they hibernate! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shares how hibernation and habitat go hand in hand in a recent field note. Lincoln Park Zoo works with partners across the country, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to guide eastern massasauga rattlesnake recovery efforts.

August 29, 2012
Shop for the Baby Zebra and His Mom

Hanisi, Akili, Kito, Daktari. By Friday, one of these evocative Swahili names will belong to the zebra colt born last week at the zoo. Help us decide by voting in our naming poll before 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Then, show the new star in stripes and his mom, Adia, your support by chipping in with a gift from this month's Wish List. Boomer balls, tender sprouts and hay will make their day!

August 28, 2012
Recognizing a World Class Forest Landscape in the Heart of Africa

The Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle is part of a new UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ape researcher David Morgan explains what the honor means for the region and the chimpanzees and gorillas he studies there.

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