Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 20, 2015
Anything Left?

2-year-old gorilla Patty eyeballs two “puzzle feeders” for any gelatin she may have missed. Having the apes exercise their minds and fingers for treats is one tactic to keep them active and engaged.

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May 4, 2011
If the Zoo Wins, You Win

Help Lincoln Park Zoo be named one of Illinois’ most magnificent getaways and have a chance at awesome prizes! Share photos and a short essay about the zoo at the link below. If the zoo is a winner, your entry could win you a getaway in Chicago, including a stay at a suite in Trump Tower, a $500 Magnificent Mile gift card or dinner with friends at Skydeck. Go here to learn more or enter.

May 3, 2011
Case Study: Shingleback Skink
May 3, 2011
Wild Outreach

Alex Gallegos, Lincoln Park Zoo's manager of community outreach, attended Children's Day at Harrison Park in Pilsen this weekend, where he educated kids about gorilla physiology by comparing tracings of their hands to the big apes'. Gallegos strives to broaden the zoo's appeal by conducting outreach to communities around the city. In short, he brings a little bit of the zoo to the people in the hopes of prompting them to visit the zoo.

April 29, 2011
Urban Gardening: Troughs and Planters

In Urban Gardening: Troughs and Planters, Director of Horticulture Brian Houck led green thumbs in making their own “antique” planters. See the slideshow!

April 27, 2011
Shop Macy's at a Discount

We have coupons for 25% off Macy’s purchases at Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Things gift shop.

April 26, 2011
Got a Story About Lincoln Park Zoo in the Summer?

We'd like to hear it. We're including a few anecdotes about summer fun at the zoo in our upcoming magazine. So if you've got a sunny memory, let us know. Contact Thanks!

April 26, 2011
The Mind of the Chimpanzee

Zoo scientists Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross share insights into the mind of our closest living relatives in a special lecture tomorrow. Learn the latest findings from researchers around the world, including updates on chimpanzee communication, tool-use and cooperation. Lecture takes place at Northwestern University. Zoo members receive a discount on registration. Learn more here.

April 23, 2011
More Earth Day Fun

The Earth Day celebration continues today with extra enrichment for animals throughout the zoo. See the schedule!

April 22, 2011
Swallows Swooping at Nature Boardwalk
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