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July 5, 2015
Red Panda Cubs Move, Then Nap

In this latest update from our red panda den cam, one of the cubs wiggles across the floor…and just as quickly falls asleep. Learn all about the new arrivals at

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October 15, 2011
Creepy Critters—Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

They might look creepy, with their rattle-tipped tails, but eastern massasauga rattlesnakes are pretty cool. Learn more and see one exploring a jack-o-lantern here.

October 14, 2011
Bullfrog Mid-Metamorphosis
October 14, 2011
More Than Candy

There's much more than candy at Spooky Zoo Spectacular. On October 22 we'll be making crafts, playing Zoo Family Feud, dancing to bands, enjoying a performance by the Mad Hatters and much more. (And, yes, there will be trick-or-treating.) Learn more about this fun, free family event here.

October 14, 2011
Fall Wish List

Leaves are starting to change colors and temperatures are cooling at Lincoln Park Zoo. Help the zoo's animals welcome autumn—consider purchasing squash for monkeys, "western wear" for the ponies and cows, and pumpkin balls for the zebras. Get in the fall spirit and browse the Wish List.

October 13, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Contest Winner!

Flickr user RaleighsMa won a free spot in Saturday’s Autumn Animal Photography class with this photo of our polar bear enjoying a dive. Join her in picking up photography pointers from zoo photographer John Kortas by signing up for the class today!

October 13, 2011
Learning from the Zoo in the Last Place on Earth
October 12, 2011
Field Researchers in the City

Lincoln Park Zoo field researchers Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz visited colleagues in Chicago last week. Take a look...

October 12, 2011
Take a Tour with Us

Safari and Zoologist-level members and above are invited to Zoo Safari Tours, an exciting new series of free guided tours of Lincoln Park Zoo. Get an inside look at everything from zoo bedtimes to conservation success stories. Learn more here.

October 11, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Giveaway

Last chance to win a free spot in our October 15 Autumn Animal Photography class! Submit your best Lincoln Park Zoo shot to the zoo’s Flickr group--the winner will be selected October 12.

October 6, 2011
Creepy Critters—Egyptian Fruit Bats

The name should put you at ease. Egyptian fruit bats, like the ones exhibited within Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, are frugivores. They eat fruit, which means they’re no more likely to bite you than your grandmother is.

And yet, they’re still bats, so many people are creeped out by the flying mammals.

It’s a shame, because Egyptian fruit bats are very cool. They use echolocation, employing the echo from sounds they emit to identify objects in their surroundings.

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