Lincoln Park Zoo

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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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August 9, 2012
Free Garden Tour this Saturday
August 8, 2012
Members-Only Morning is This Weekend

Our next Members-Only Morning—taking place this Saturday, August 11, from 8–10 a.m. at the Farm-in-the-Zoo—is yet another great reason to become a Lincoln Park Zoo member...if you're not one already. This next one is farm-themed and packed with fun activities for all ages.

August 8, 2012
Diet Snapshot: Oberhasli Goat

Goats may try to eat anything, but their balanced diet at the Farm-in-the-Zoo includes goat chow and grass hay. Learn more with our latest Diet Snapshot!

August 8, 2012
Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week

"Rattlesnake master" may sound like the moniker of a comic-book villain, and, indeed, this unusual prairie wildflower is one prickly character.

Learn More About Our Plant of the Week

August 8, 2012
Dual Lions

One last bit of enrichment fun from the Chi-Cow-Go event celebrating Chicago's 175th birthday—Sahar chews a "rival" from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thanks to Keeper Allycia Darst for the footage.

August 7, 2012
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo

Teachers, join us September 27 for a free educator event! Enjoy wine and appetizers as you explore the zoo after hours, try different field trip activities and take home free copies of the latest curriculum materials.

August 7, 2012
Post from the President - A Head Start for Ornate Box Turtles

President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces the 18 ornate box turtle hatchlings at the Kovler Lion House, part of a zoo partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.

August 6, 2012
Ordering à la Carte for the Animals

Rhinos like leafy salads while tigers prefer meaty bones. Gray seals snack on mackerel while hornbills peck away at papayas. This month's picnic-themed Wish List lets you design a special summery menu for a variety of animals — and make a valuable contribution toward their daily care at Chicago's free zoo.

Help Pack Our Wish List Picnic Basket

August 5, 2012
Animal Athletes: Dwarf Crocodiles

Time for another round of animal athletes! All the swimmers in London wear goggles as they move through the water, but dwarf crocodiles have built-in eye protection.

A clear nictitating membrane covers their eyes as they dive, enabling the predators to see underwater.

August 3, 2012
Guam Rails Back from the Brink and Into the Wild
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