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October 31, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 31, 2014

A member of the Sichuan takin herd sizes up a pumpkin at eye level in our Photo of the Week!

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May 6, 2011
Painted Turtles Are Out and About

Biologist Vicky Hunt spots painted turtles basking in the sun at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Come by this weekend to see if you can spot them yourself!

May 6, 2011
Celebrate Gardens With Us

If the thousands of tulips blooming on grounds aren't enough to lure you to Lincoln Park Zoo this weekend, Saturday is National Public Gardens Day, when we celebrate the green spaces we share. We'll be creating "seed surprises" used in guerilla (not gorilla!) gardening. These are mixtures of seeds, compost and clay that can be tossed into difficult sites to help green up the city. Join us at The Patio at Café Brauer Saturday between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for this free activity.

May 5, 2011

Lincoln Park Zoo is blooming, just in time for Mother's Day. Take a look at this and other zoo videos.

May 5, 2011
Warblers Galore
May 4, 2011

EarthShare of Illinois represents over 60 environmental organizations, including Lincoln Park Zoo. Join EarthShare on May 20 for Revamped: A Fashion Show Dedicated to a Greener Society, which features designs made from recycled materials. If you order tix, please note that you heard about the event from us to support Lincoln Park Zoo.

May 4, 2011
If the Zoo Wins, You Win

Help Lincoln Park Zoo be named one of Illinois’ most magnificent getaways and have a chance at awesome prizes! Share photos and a short essay about the zoo at the link below. If the zoo is a winner, your entry could win you a getaway in Chicago, including a stay at a suite in Trump Tower, a $500 Magnificent Mile gift card or dinner with friends at Skydeck. Go here to learn more or enter.

May 3, 2011
Case Study: Shingleback Skink
May 3, 2011
Wild Outreach

Alex Gallegos, Lincoln Park Zoo's manager of community outreach, attended Children's Day at Harrison Park in Pilsen this weekend, where he educated kids about gorilla physiology by comparing tracings of their hands to the big apes'. Gallegos strives to broaden the zoo's appeal by conducting outreach to communities around the city. In short, he brings a little bit of the zoo to the people in the hopes of prompting them to visit the zoo.

April 29, 2011
Urban Gardening: Troughs and Planters

In Urban Gardening: Troughs and Planters, Director of Horticulture Brian Houck led green thumbs in making their own “antique” planters. See the slideshow!

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