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November 24, 2015
Gobble, Gobble!

Here’s a little-known fact you’ll gobble-gobble up: wild turkeys live in the Chicago area.

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August 16, 2012
Leader of the ADOPT Pack

The dog days of summer aren't quite over at Lincoln Park Zoo.

An African wild dog plush (pictured above, right) is less fierce than its real-life predatory counterpart, but will certainly give your child's teddy bear or pretty pony a run for their money. This is just one of the fun items included in our current summertime ADOPT An Animal offering.

August 15, 2012
Members-Only Morning Photo Slideshow

More than 350 Lincoln Park Zoo members enjoyed exclusive, early-morning access to the Farm-in-the-Zoo at our most recent Members-Only Morning on Saturday, August 11. Adults and kids sporting zoo member ID lanyards met animals, harvested crops, played games, learned about organic food production and more. View our Members-Only Morning Slideshow!

August 15, 2012
Post from the President - New Chicks, New Hope
August 15, 2012
New Program for Toddlers Makes Big LEAP Forward

Fifteen children, ages 2–3, will soon have the opportunity to participate in an exciting, brand-new education program at the zoo. "LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play," a four-class session taking place September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Pritzer Family Children's Zoo, encourages young children to connect to nature through play.

August 14, 2012
Save 10% on Zoo Membership for a Limited Time!

Did someone say deal?

August 14, 2012
Special Parking Rate During Air & Water Show

The Chicago Air & Water Show takes place this coming weekend, August 18 and 19. We expect huge crowds along the lakefront, especially in the vicinity of North Avenue Beach near the zoo. If you're planning to visit the zoo on Saturday or Sunday, we advise taking public transportation or pre-purchasing a parking pass online if you intend to use the zoo's parking lot. Special parking rates ($50 online; $40 in person on a first-come, first-served basis) are in place for this weekend only.

August 13, 2012
How Much Ground Would a Woodchuck Cover?

How do “nuisance” woodchucks react when they’re moved to new homes? Biologist Liza Watson Lehrer is finding out by tracking 20 of the burrowing mammals through the Chicago area—just one way the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute studies wildlife to minimize conflict between urban development and the natural ecosystem.

August 10, 2012
Photo of the Week: August 10

Amur tiger Molly roars at the Kovler Lion House.

August 10, 2012
A Slow and Steady Hatch

Here's video of 18 tiny turtles hatching at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House—part of a zoo partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.

Learn more about the conservation partnership!

August 9, 2012
Free Garden Tour this Saturday
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