Lincoln Park Zoo

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October 30, 2014
Post from the President--Two New Litters

President and CEO Kevin Bell announces the zoo's newest arrivals: four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. See all the details!

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August 5, 2010
American Avocet Diet Snapshot

What's on the menu for the zoo's American avocets? Find out with our latest diet snapshot!

August 4, 2010
Bedtime Buddies

Ever wonder how giraffes sleep? Ever wonder what Lincoln Park Zoo’s aardvark is up to at night? Join us at Regenstein African Journey to find out during Bedtime Buddies, when parents and children ages 3–10 are invited to put on their pajamas and experience life in Africa while getting to know some of the animals. Bedtime Buddies is September 3...just a month away! See more details or register here.

August 4, 2010
Ready For Takeoff!

Juvenile black-crowned night herons are getting ready to take to the air! Learn more with this Nature Boardwalk update from Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt.

August 3, 2010
Zoos in the News

Crain's Chicago Business profiles the planning that goes into running Chicago's world-class zoos. See how Lincoln Park Zoo CEO and President Kevin Bell and Brookfield Zoo CEO and President Stuart Strahl manage their wild institutions.

August 3, 2010
Air & Water Show Weekend Parking Reminder

The Chicago Air & Water Show is August 14 &15. Please note that Individual, Household and Zoologist members will not receive free or reduced parking on these dates. Parking will cost $40 at the lot entrance for each day, but you may purchase a reserved parking space.

August 2, 2010
Home for Howls
August 2, 2010
Visit The Animals, Then Ride Along The Lakefront

After your zoo visit, take a bike ride! Rent a bicycle from Go Bike Chicago at Lincoln Park Zoo’s bus drop-off zone. After your ride, return the bicycle here or at Lake Point Tower (just west of Navy Pier). Bicycle rentals are available at Lincoln Park Zoo Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (weather permitting). For more information or to book a tour, call 312-890-3701.

July 29, 2010
Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp
July 28, 2010
LEGO Days—This Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, take a break from visiting the animals to play with LEGOs at Lincoln Park Zoo. Jump into life-sized versions of your favorite LEGO games! Build a robot, then be the robot! Race through the labyrinth, move your pawn up the pyramid, challenge other families and win cool prizes. Then guess the number of bricks in the LEGO minotaur model for a chance to win a trip to LEGOLAND in California! These free family events are from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

July 27, 2010
Lincoln Park Zoo Mobile

Our mobile web site lets you plan your Lincoln Park Zoo experience on the go. View a map, get hours and directions, and browse restaurants, shops and more at

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