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August 31, 2014
Golden-Breasted Starling

A golden-breasted starling perches on a tree branch and shows its metallic blue wings inside the free flight area of McCormick Bird House. This species is from eastern Africa and lives in groups of up to a dozen.

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May 19, 2010
Calling All Green Thumbs

Spaces are still available for the upcoming Container Gardening Classes—this Saturday and next Tuesday at Lincoln Park Zoo. The first class focuses on shade-loving plants, perfect for urban gardeners. The following class focuses on sunny setups. If you’ve got a green thumb or would like to grow one, join us! Click here to learn more.

May 18, 2010
Searching for Snakes in Southwest Michigan
May 18, 2010
Party at the Zoo

Take advantage of newly discounted picnic and happy-hour packages at Lincoln Park Zoo this summer. Starting at $1,700 for 50 people, three-hour packages include rental fees, service fees and catering (in addition to the wildest setting in Chicago). You can party at the Foreman Pavilion, the Farmhouse or Café at Wild Things. Click here to learn more.

May 14, 2010
Leading the Way in Goualougo
May 13, 2010
Help Us Run

Want to participate in United Run for the Zoo but hate jogging? We’re seeking volunteers for the June 6 race. We can use helping hands for registration, greeting competitors and cheering for runners at the finish line and at the kids’ area. Shifts begin at 6 a.m. All volunteers park for free and receive a Run for the Zoo shirt. If you’d like to participate, contact Thanks—we’ll see you on race day!

May 12, 2010
From Tanzania to Lincoln Park Zoo

Gombe Field Officer Juma Baanyiqwa shares his experience with the zoo's Ecosystem Health Training Project. Juma and three peers from Tanzania came to Lincoln Park Zoo for three weeks to study conservation practices that will bolster their work in the field.

May 12, 2010
Studying the Urban Ecosystem

The Chicago Tribune shares how scientists in the zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute are mapping wildlife throughout the Chicago region. By studying the movement of raccoons, coyotes, skunks and more, the researchers will develop strategies to prevent conflict between people and wildlife.

May 10, 2010
Chunde in the Windy City

Chunde Biggambo, a Tanzanian field officer for the zoo-led Serengeti Health Initiative, came to Chicago for three weeks of conservation training through the Wildlife Without Borders program. Read about his experience on the zoo's Serengeti blog.

May 7, 2010
Wine and Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti Slideshow

Guests enjoy glasses of wine as they learn how Lincoln Park Zoo is leading efforts to save Africa’s crown jewel: the Serengeti. See the slideshow from Wine and Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti.

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