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December 19, 2014
Photo of the Week: December 19

Puma Bexookee gets into the holiday spirit in our Photo of the Week! Piñatas from our expert Volunteer Enrichment Group engage the animals—and encourage natural behaviors.

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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!
October 19, 2010
What’s Swimming Through the Shallows?
October 15, 2010
Meet, Greet & Shop

Visit Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Things gift shop on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. to meet a snake, turtle or blue-tongued skink. Free!

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