Lincoln Park Zoo

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July 6, 2015
Urban Wildlife Institute "Ask Me Anything"

Have questions about urban wildlife? Join zoo scientists for an “Ask Me Anything” session at Reddit Science. #AMA It starts at noon on Monday, July 6!

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August 19, 2011
Enjoy the Gardens While They're Green!

Zoo educators wrapped up gardening classes this week with Native and Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Advanced Class. If you still want to stretch your green thumb, join us for Wine & Wildlflowers September 1 or take a free Second Saturdays Garden Tour September 10.

August 18, 2011
Hatchling Snapping Turtle
August 17, 2011
Case Study: Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle

Tour the shell of a yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle—and learn how zoo veterinarians patch it up—with our latest Veterinary Services Case Study.

August 17, 2011
Birdmen on Zoo Grounds?

The birds have flown the coop! For the past six fun-filled days, a production team from the Nat Geo WILD show "Live Like An Animal" created a human-sized hummingbird nest on Lincoln Park Zoo's Main Mall. Three intrepid TV hosts—Lloyd Buck, Matt Thompson and James Cooper—occupied the nest and lived like birds for 24 hours. Want to see how it went? The program is slated to air on Nat Geo WILD channel in early 2012. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, check out shots of some strange behavior here.

August 17, 2011
Young Minds, Bright Futures

Lincoln Park Zoo recently partnered with local teens to produce a zoo-focused video segment. Members of our education department and participants in our Zoo Intern Program worked with teens from Free Spirit Media, which provides media training to Chicagoland youths. The segment aired on CAN TV and on ABC 7’s website. Take a look!

August 16, 2011
Members-Only Morning

On Saturday members enjoyed special activities and exclusive access to the north end of the zoo with our inaugural Members-Only Morning. Guests watched the zoo come to life and shared what they love about Lincoln Park Zoo on the diving window at Polar Bear Plaza.

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August 16, 2011
Wine & Wildflowers

Enjoy an inside look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s lush landscapes with this garden party. Net proceeds will benefi­t the restoration of Garfi­eld Park Conservatory’s historic glass showhouses that were damaged in the June hailstorm.

August 15, 2011
Releasing the Last Batch of Smooth Green Snakes

Reintroduction Biologist Allison Sacerdote shares last week’s reintroduction of smooth green snakes into a Lake County Forest Preserve. It’s the latest step in zoo’s partnership with the forest preserve district to restore the species to northern Illinois

August 15, 2011
Second Saturdays Garden Tours

On Saturday, Director of Horticulture Brian Houck introduced visitors to the richness of the zoo’s gardens with a free Second Saturday Garden Tour. Be sure to join him September 10 for the final tour of the season.

August 15, 2011
Pop-Up Media Jam at Lincoln Park Zoo

Teens—would you like to express yourself in a meaningful way as a creator, designer and innovator? Join us Friday for a free Pop-up Media Jam at Lincoln Park Zoo! The 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. session includes lunch and an introduction to a range of media tools. Space is limited and registration is required: sign up at

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