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January 30, 2015
Photo of the Week: January 30

African lion Sahar runs through his outdoor exhibit in our Photo of the Week. Besides exercise, the 5-year-old big cat can count on a special “hot rock” to stay warm in the snow. (He can always head inside too!)

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September 26, 2014
Spooky, Kooky Double Feature

Halloween fun starts early at the zoo with a special double feature of “Ghostbusters” and “The Shining” for the season’s final Zoovies movie night on Friday, October 3!

September 25, 2014
Post from the President--Chimpanzee Cues

Chimpanzees reared as pets and performers have trouble fitting in with their peers later in life, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares. It's the latest zoo research underscoring why these amazing apes do best in natural social groups.

September 25, 2014
Get Ready for Zoo Ghost Tours

Join us on select dates in October for an after-hours ghost tour with paranormal investigator Ursula Bielski. Our guide will share the zoo's cemetery roots, highlight a 19th-century "Suicide Bridge" and identify which animal house is most likely to be haunted.

September 24, 2014
World Rabies Day Series

With World Rabies Day happening on September 28, researcher Anna Czupryna gives an overview of the critical work being done halfway across the world to combat this problem.

September 24, 2014
Wine & Wildlife Tickets Still Available

Tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s Wine & Wildlife—All About Apes: Science from Chicago to Congo.

September 24, 2014
Where the Wildlife Roams

How far do coyotes or skunks roam into the city? Get a look with this infographic from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute—then help them ID pictures of Chicago animals at!

September 23, 2014
Hoy Presents Fiesta Familiar on Saturday!

Hispanic culture and family activities will be on vibrant display this Saturday as Hoy presents its second annual Fiesta Familiar at the zoo!

September 22, 2014
Eye Contact

Male black bear Katai makes eye contact with a young visitor at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo. Katai arrived at the zoo in 2005 weighing only 5 pounds—today, he weighs-in at 500 pounds and shares the exhibit with 25-year-old Papa.

September 22, 2014
World Rhino Day

In honor of World Rhino Day, King stands alongside mom Kapuki in the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit. One of five species of rhino are represented at Lincoln Park Zoo—the Eastern black rhinoceros. This species, along with the Sumatran and Javan rhinoceros, is critically endangered in the wild.

September 21, 2014
Sunny Savannah

Baringo giraffes and Grant's gazelles are just some of the fascinating species you'll see outside on a beautiful day at the zoo!

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