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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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July 20, 2012
Keeper Close-Ups

To wrap up National Zookeeper Week, we wanted to share some favorite photos we’ve taken of Lincoln Park Zoo’s wonderful keepers over the years. Thanks again to all our keepers for everything they do!

Keepers Diana Villafuerte and Sabrina Misek peek at the teeth of eastern black rhinoceros Maku.
July 18, 2012
Ice-Cold Appreciation for National Zookeeper Week

As part of National Zookeeper Week, animal care managers organized an ice cream event today to honor the hard work of keepers throughout the zoo. We appreciate everything they do!

July 18, 2012
Working with the Community

Scientist Rachel Santymire closes her visit to Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation by sharing wildlife observation techniques with students and experiencing the culture’s richness in return.

July 17, 2012
Post from the President - Weathering the Storm

A sudden storm on Friday may have toppled trees and flooded buildings, but it didn’t stop Zoo Ball 2012: The Great Catsby from raising more than $1 million for Lincoln Park Zoo. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details in his latest post.

July 17, 2012
Return Favor

It’s been 12 years since Kwan endeared himself to a national audience as a signing adolescent gorilla named Sidney in Return to Me. The zoo’s silverback gorilla makes a triumphant return to the silver screen this Wednesday evening, when the Chicago History Museum hosts an outdoor screening of the film, an event cosponsored by Lincoln Park Zoo and Twin Anchors restaurant.

July 17, 2012
Rescuing Piping Plovers

Every year zoo professionals from around the country head to Pellston, Michigan to participate in the Great Lakes Piping Plover restoration program. To help the recovery of this small shorebird, which is endangered in the region, these professionals evaluate abandoned or washed-away nests. Eggs are then salvaged and taken to the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) for artificial incubation of eggs, hand rearing of the chicks and finally the chicks’ release.

July 16, 2012
Upward Bound

Scientist Rachel Santymire shares rhino research and “camera traps” with students in Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation, part of the program to enlist them as partners in the conservation of endangered black-footed ferrets.

July 16, 2012
Veterinary Case Study: Meerkats

One of the meerkats gets a close-up in our latest Veterinary Services Case Study. See how the vets solved the case!

July 13, 2012
Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week

Blue hyssop, with its lavender spiked flowers and anise-scented foliage, is blooming at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Cultivate your knowledge of this purple perennial.

July 13, 2012
CDOT Shows its Cane-Do Spirit

Bamboo is often on the menu at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nutrition Center, which designs diets to meet the nutritional needs of the zoo's animals. Batches of this giant grass, however, aren't typically sourced from municipal transportation departments.

The Chicago Department of Transportation's (CDOT) GreenStreets program — an initiative promoting the sustainable benefits of green streetscaping — begs to differ.

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