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October 30, 2014
Post from the President--Two New Litters

President and CEO Kevin Bell announces the zoo's newest arrivals: four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. See all the details!

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October 27, 2010
Creepy Critters: Pied Tamarins

They resemble little goblins, what with their bald heads, pointy ears and tough little faces. But pied tamarins are highly social animals who dine on fruits and flowers (and only the occasional insect). Unlike some primates, male pied tamarins are excellent caregivers, carrying youngsters through the branches and feeding them once they wean.

October 27, 2010
Protecting Primates

When not caring for the chimpanzees and gorillas in Regenstein Center for African Apes, Keeper Jill Moyse spends her time arranging aid for primates in sanctuaries across Africa.

October 26, 2010
Sharp Shooters

Thanks to all who participated in the Animal Photography Workshop contest. We collected dozens of votes at Wild Things gift shop over the past week and have come up with our winners—congrats to Charlie Guild (adult workshop) and Will Alter (child workshop). Great shots, everyone!

October 26, 2010
Primates Wambea Wengine (Other Curious Primates)
October 26, 2010
Creepy Critters: Green Woodhoopoes

They’re beautiful birds, but the green woodhoopoes at the McCormick Bird House stink like rotten meat. These birds have a preening gland that secretes oil used to maintain their feathers. This oil also reeks like death, which wards off predators who catch a whiff and move onto more palatable prey.

October 25, 2010
Creepy Critters Week: Emperor Newts

Their name sounds innocent enough—newts. But don’t be fooled, each emperor newt that resides at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House has enough toxin in the orange nubs that dot its back to kill 7,000 mice. Those poison glands—advertised orange like biohazards—dissuade potential predators from taking a bite. The emperor newt is definitely more trick than treat.

October 25, 2010
Basking at the Boardwalk
October 25, 2010
Give By Cell

Keep Lincoln Park Zoo free with just your thumb! Text LPZoo to 20222 to give $5 with your cell. Messaging and data rates may apply; see full details at

October 21, 2010
It’s Fall: Time for More Fish!
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