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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July 2, 2012
Polar Bear at Play

Keepers at Lincoln Park Zoo's McCormick Bear Habitat recently provided the zoo's female polar bear, Anana, with some fun enrichment: the biggest pool toy we've ever seen.

Anana pounds on the barrel at one point—behavior that's also seen in the wild, where polar bears press on the ice to reach seals sleeping beneath it.

July 2, 2012
Happy Birthday to Keo!

Yesterday marked the 54th birthday of chimpanzee Keo! Fisher Center Director Steve Ross, Ph.D., shares this photo, noting that Keo is the oldest male chimpanzee living in a zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Specialized care helps geriatric animals live longer, healthier lives than ever before.

June 29, 2012
Sahar Spotting

Volunteer Karla Petersen shares these photos of new lion Sahar. Have you spotted him at the Kovler Lion House yet?

June 28, 2012
Post from the President—Making the Grade

In his latest post, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares details of a welcome inspection and a new hornbill chick.

June 27, 2012
Squeeze Play

When life gives you lemons, make money for endangered species. A young zoo member and avid big cat fan puts a new twist on wildlife conservation philanthropy.

June 27, 2012
Win a Yoga-Themed Goody Bag!

Sign up by Monday, July 30, for an August monthly pass to Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens for the chance to win a cornucopia of goodies courtesy of LUNA!

Our unique season-long Yoga at the Zoo program, presented by Walgreens and sponsored by LUNA, takes place in a one-of-a-kind setting.

June 26, 2012
Nature Boardwalk Through the Seasons

Sunday marked the second anniversary of Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Celebrate two years of growth in the urban oasis with these time-lapse photos showing the landscape in spring, summer, fall and winter.

June 25, 2012
Experience the Zoo After Hours

This summer, families with children ages 5-12 can see what the animals are up to after guests go home for the night. Take an urban nature hike, enjoy a campfire and s'mores and hear stories from zoo experts before heading home to bed.

June 22, 2012
Got Milkweed?

Butterflies love these beautiful, orange-blossomed prairie wildflowers, and you should, too. Learn more about our Nature Boardwalk Plant of the Week.

June 21, 2012
Sunny Side Up

Celebrate the arrival of summer at a special Summer Solstice Vinyasa Flow class this Saturday at 10:15 a.m. It's the first of four themed specialty classes we just added to our unique Yoga at the Zoo program, which takes place at the outdoor pavilion at Nature Boardwalk. We think you'll be beaming after this series of sun salutations.

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