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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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April 20, 2012
Wildlife-Friendly Gardening

Whether you have an apartment balcony or a large backyard, you can create natural spaces that attract wildlife. Join us May 12 to discover how you can provide the basic habitat essentials to help local creatures thrive in the Chicago area.

April 20, 2012
Being “Fully Chimpanzee”

By studying how chimpanzees raised as pets or entertainers make the transition to natural social groups, scientist Hani Freeman hopes to help other apes as they adapt to a “fully chimpanzee” lifestyle.

April 19, 2012
Recognize Mother’s Day with a Roar

Roar your love this Mother’s Day with a special lion ADOPT from Lincoln Park Zoo. A plush of the zoo’s new lion will give mom the perfect present to cuddle with.

April 19, 2012
Join Us for Junior Zookeepers

On April 26, third-fourth graders will have the chance to see what zookeepers really spend the day doing with Junior Zookeepers. Participants will learn about animal training, see tools of the trade and experience what it’s like to prepare meals for zoo animals.

April 19, 2012
Celebrating National Volunteer Week

This week, Lincoln Park Zoo has been commemorating National Volunteer Week by calling attention to the valuable contributions made by our own corps of dedicated volunteers. Zoo volunteers play an important role in connecting people to nature and wildlife 365 days a year, whether they're teaching kids fun animal facts at educational kiosks or uprooting weeds from the zoo's flourishing gardens.

April 18, 2012
Catch the Mind of the Chimpanzee on Chicago Tonight

Tune into WTTW's Chicago Tonight at 7 p.m. tonight to hear what Lincoln Park Zoo researchers have to say about The Mind of the Chimpanzee. This rebroadcast shares the latest findings on chimpanzee tool use, culture and cognition.

April 18, 2012
Gorilla Gardens Slideshow

Lincoln Park Zoo’s gardeners worked hard to replant one of the outdoor gorilla exhibits at Regenstein Center for African Apes this spring.

April 17, 2012
Zoo Weighs in on Bald Eagle Recovery

The bald eagle's recovery in the lower 48 states is a remarkable success story. The newest chapter: eagles nesting in the Chicago metro area for the first time in a century. Lincoln Park Zoo Vice President of Animal Care Megan Ross, Ph.D., comments on the turnaround in an NBC Nightly News Segment that aired yesterday.

April 17, 2012
Lincoln Park Zoo in the Community

Educator Jaclyn Peterson introduces a ball python to the crowd on Saturday at the Día del Niño Family Festival at UIC Pavilion. In addition to this wildlife encounter, Lincoln Park Zoo was on hand to share animal activities with kids.

April 16, 2012
Chimpanzees Check One Another Out

Keo’s chimpanzee group will have access to the central outdoor yard at Regenstein Center for African Apes for the next couple weeks. The shift made for fun today as Keo, Vicky and Kibali spotted chimpanzees Hank, Kathy, Nana, Cashew and Chuckie in the neighboring exhibit.

Hank, Kathy and Nana check out the new chimpanzees across the way.
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