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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June 21, 2012
Looking Back and Moving Forward
June 21, 2012
WBEZ Gets the Scoop

What happens to the zoo's animal waste? WBEZ fields the question and shares the answer after talking with General Curator Dave Bernier.

June 20, 2012
Experience the Zoo's Gardens After the Crowds Leave

Want an exclusive view of the zoo’s gardens after hours—and a primer on native plants? Sign up for Native and Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Advanced Class. Participants can enjoy a free drink at the Patio at Café Brauer after each of the three sessions!

June 20, 2012
Free Classical Concert Highlights Citywide Music Celebration

Award-winning local chamber-music ensemble Quintet Attacca will perform a new version of Prokofiev's beloved children's classic, "Peter and the Wolf," at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the zoo's Kovler Sea Lion Pool.

June 18, 2012
Making Moves with Five Gorillas

How do you move five gorillas to new homes? Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy takes us through the process, including welcoming Mosi and Umande to Regenstein Center for African Apes.

June 17, 2012
Happy Father’s Day

As we gear up to celebrate dads of all shapes and sizes, here’s a look at some of the top fathers at Lincoln Park Zoo.

White-cheeked gibbon Caruso has helped raise three boys with mate Burma at Helen Brach Primate House, including their youngest, Sai, who currently shares the exhibit with them.

June 15, 2012
The Patio at Café Brauer Now Serves Breakfast Weekends

If you find yourself stymied by long lines at popular breakfast joints this weekend, consider a more unique alfresco alternative: The Patio at Cafe Brauer, which is serving breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays this season.

June 15, 2012
Going Green on Three Wheels

Hope everyone has enjoyed Chicago Bike to Work Week! Lincoln Park Zoo has just added some pedal power of its own with the purchase of two specialty trikes, ridden here by Steven Correa and Kyle Freeman.

Maintenance, cleaning and parking personnel, among others, will use the trikes to travel and transfer small objects around the zoo. They should provide a green—and maneuverable—alternative to the golf carts currently in service.

June 15, 2012
Tickets Still Available at the Gate for SuperZooPicnic Tonight

Tickets are still available for only $10 at the gate for Blue Ribbon SuperZooPicnic, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight. SZP is our annual member-appreciation event, when zoo members and their families have exclusive access to zoo grounds for one evening. This year features a special state fair theme, complete with a kid-sized Ferris wheel, midway games, animal encounters and a pie-eating contest. We look forward to having a Blue Ribbon blast with you!

June 15, 2012
Snapping Turtle Yearlings at Nature Boardwalk
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