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April 24, 2015
Spring Skyline

The view from the Lester E. Fisher Bridge is one of our favorites…and it’s thankfully starting to show signs of spring! Come see for yourself this weekend.

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September 23, 2011
New Arrivals Update
September 22, 2011
Zoo Safari Tours

Safari and Zoologist-level members and above are invited to Zoo Safari Tours, an exciting new series of free, guided tours of the zoo. We've got tours for adults such as All About Primates, when we'll explore the differences between monkeys and apes. We've got tours for families, such as Bedtime for All, when we'll learn how different species get ready to snooze. Spots for this weekend's tours filled up quickly, but spots are still available for the October-December tours. Go here to learn more.

September 22, 2011
Change at Kovler Penguin-Seabird House

We will soon be closing the Kovler Penguin-Seabird House. Learn more at the link and stay tuned for our next great exhibit. You’ll be first to know!

September 22, 2011
Jane Goodall on the Big Screen

Footage from Jane Goodall’s first years in the African forest was recently discovered in the researcher’s home. On September 27, you’re invited to view this never-before-seen footage and hear from the woman herself, who will appear via simulcast in Chicagoland movie theaters during “Jane Goodall Live.” This broadcast will highlight not only the 50 years of Goodall's most extraordinary observations of the wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, but will provide rare insight into who Jane is today. Go here to learn more.

September 21, 2011
Celebrating Seniors - African Wild Dogs
September 21, 2011
Back to Buyubi!

Back in the Serengeti, Research Associate Anna Czupryna tries to identify domestic dogs she visited during last year’s field season. It’s a tricky task, aided by some special markers.

September 21, 2011
Harvest Days & FarmFest 2011

Thanks to all those who joined us at Harvest Days at the Farm-in-the-Zoo Presented by John Deere. Families picked and decorated 2,000 pumpkins on Saturday and Sunday, danced to the music, made crafts and took part in other fun animal activities. (The piglets were a hit.) Special thanks to our sponsors Lifeway Foods, Whole Foods, CLIF Kid and MB Financial for making this event possible. On Saturday night, the Auxiliary Board welcomed 600 guests to FarmFest, where they rode a mechanical bull, drank handcrafted beers and nibbled on tasty treats.

September 20, 2011
Farm Update

The Farm-in-the-Zoo Presented by John Deere will re-open tomorrow, excluding the livestock barn.

September 20, 2011
Urban Wildlife Biologists

Saturday's Urban Wildlife Biologists program will introduce third-fourth graders to the birds and bugs at Nature Boardwalk. After learning about local wildlife, the kids will conduct their own outdoor experiments.

September 19, 2011
Celebrating Seniors—Chimpanzee

As the oldest chimpanzee in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums facility, 53-year-old Keo has the normal problems we primates face as we age. He’s developing a cataract in one eye. He moves a bit more slowly these days. His cardiac health is being monitored. And he soaks his biscuits to soften them before he bites.

But, like those of us in our golden years, he receives medical care to mitigate these problems. At his routine physical exam in October, an ophthalmologist will exam that cataract and a team of cardiologists will be present to check his heart.

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