Lincoln Park Zoo

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August 27, 2014
Saving Smooth Green Snakes

We’re proud to announce the hatchings of nine smooth green snakes! The little insect-eaters came to the zoo as eggs—part of a new conservation partnership aimed at restoring the species to the McHenry County Conservation District.

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May 23, 2014
Photo of the Week: May 23

The baby crowned lemur clings to mom in our Photo of the Week. The little one has been showing signs of independence, but as you can see, mom still provides a snug place to perch. Thanks to Keeper Anita Yantz for the pic!

May 23, 2014
Spring Awakening at Nature Boardwalk

Red admiral butterflies, blooming columbine and nesting cliff swallows—biologist Mason Fidino shares what’s new at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

May 22, 2014
Post from the President--An Update from Africa

President and CEO Kevin Bell has spent the week in Entebbe, Uganda, where he's planning future conservation projects with zoo leaders from around the globe--and getting a closer look at local wildlife. Read his update from Africa!

May 22, 2014
Thanks to Wish List Supporters!

Mitya, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Amur leopard, knocks around a Weeble in his outdoor home at the Kovler Lion House. The weighted, plastic cylinder is an enrichment amenity that was generously provided by supporters of the zoo’s monthly Wish List.

May 21, 2014
Avoid the Rush

Given the beautiful weather, who wouldn’t want to visit Chicago’s free zoo? Just a friendly reminder, though—during this busy field-trip season, traffic around the zoo is heaviest from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

May 20, 2014
Working Together to End the Illegal Ivory Trade

96 elephants are killed every day for their ivory in Africa. Beyond spurring a conservation crisis, this illegal trade funds terrorist groups and other criminal organizations—even extending into the United States.

May 20, 2014
Make It Yours

Lincoln Park Zoo is your zoo, free and open to visit 365 days a year. We rely on your support to fund world-class conservation, education and care. Please keep the zoo yours by making a gift today!

May 19, 2014
The Color of Money

Sustainable logging (look for the FSC label!) may offer a way to save habitat for gorillas and chimpanzees outside protected areas in the Republic of Congo. Zoo scientist Dave Morgan is learning more.

May 19, 2014
Flow and Behold: Outdoor Yoga Starts Soon

Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens is limbering up for another season! Adult Yoga classes start Wednesday, June 4 (with free promo classes on May 31 and June 1); Parent & Toddler Yoga classes start Thursday, June 5.

May 16, 2014
Photo of the Week: May 16

Polar bear Anana enjoys some icy enrichment in our Photo of the Week. The snowy surprise, donated by Howe Corp., featured plenty of leafy browse on top and meaty treats within the ice.

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