Lincoln Park Zoo

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October 22, 2014
Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

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July 23, 2010
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers Slideshow

Educators and campers set up tents on the south lawn to experience the zoo's urban ecosystem at night. See photos from our inaugural Sleep Under the Skyscrapers event.

July 22, 2010
LEGO Days-Mark Your Calendars

On July 31 and August 1, 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 LEGO prizes. Then guess the number of bricks in the LEGO minotaur model for a chance to win a trip to LEGOLAND in California! These family events are free.

July 21, 2010
Differentiating Dragonflies and Damselflies
July 20, 2010
Special ADOPT Packages

Looking for a special gift this summer? Consider a special ADOPT package from Lincoln Park Zoo. Select a Nature Boardwalk or Standing's day gecko package and give the gift that gives twice—once to the recipient and once to the animals. Learn more or purchase an ADOPT.

July 20, 2010
Sokwe wapo (The chimps are here!)
July 19, 2010
Milk the Moment at Lincoln Park Zoo

Coming to Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday? Stop by Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House to sample milk drinks and partake in the “Milk the Moment” contest to win cool prizes, including a trip to San Francisco for dinner with celebrity chef Tyler Florence. Pose for a milk-mustache photo to take home with you. This free event runs 1–3 p.m. & 6–8:30 p.m. (during Jammin’ at the Zoo).

July 19, 2010
Click for Conservation

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is competing for a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. With just a few clicks of your mouse and a quick registration, you can help the AZA help animals around the globe. Click here to learn more and vote.

July 16, 2010
Zoo Ball: Rock & Roar Recap

The Chicago Sun-Times has a recap of the Women’s Board’s fabulous fundraiser, Zoo Ball 2010: Rock & Roar, which raised $820,000 for Lincoln Park Zoo.

July 15, 2010
Meet the Murres

Here’s one of four common murre chicks to hatch this year at the Kovler Penguin/Seabird House. The new arrivals hatched June 25; this picture was taken 10 days after they emerged from the egg.

The four new arrivals represent the most fruitful breeding season for common murres at the zoo. Each pair was recommended to breed by common murre population manager Christine Fuehrmeyer, who is a lead keeper at the zoo.

July 15, 2010
Giant Water Bug Nymphs
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