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December 18, 2014
Hoppy Holidays to You

Hoppy holidays are on tap at Louis Glunz Beer’s holiday brew stop during ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

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November 4, 2010
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Diet Snapshot

What’s on the menu for the zoo’s eastern massasauga rattlensnakes? Find out with our latest Diet Snapshot and then come see the snakes at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House.

November 4, 2010
Animal Fashion: Cool Coverings

Looking for something for the little ones to do on Veteran's Day? Sign them up for Animal Fashion: Cool Coverings, and they’ll see how stripes and scales help animals thrive.

November 3, 2010
Soaring Sunflowers

Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt looks up at the sunflowers at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

November 2, 2010
Cooperation Calls Us to Japan

In their second Mind of the Chimpanzee news update, scientists Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross share the Japanese roots of chimpanzee cooperation.

November 1, 2010
Nature Boardwalk Photo Contest Slideshow

Contributors to the zoo’s Flickr group helped record the first summer of growth at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. See their top photos…and follow up by contributing some of your own!

October 28, 2010
Creepy Critters Week: Bats

Vampire bats? Hardly. The flying mammals at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House are Egyptian fruit bats and straw-colored fruit bats, which prefer sucking nectar to human blood. Keepers are so comfortable around the bats that they enter the exhibit every day, allowing the winged residents to flutter around them. The two species occupy different sections of their exhibit, but they’re all busybodies—they squeak to each other and flap their wings when keepers arrive, hoping to get first crack at snacks.

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!

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