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November 24, 2015
Gobble, Gobble!

Here’s a little-known fact you’ll gobble-gobble up: wild turkeys live in the Chicago area.

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February 6, 2012
Climbing the Mountain to See Gorillas

Researcher Rachel Santymire hikes up a mountain to see Rwanda’s famous mountain gorillas—part of a Lincoln Park Zoo partnership to help study stress in the species.

February 6, 2012
Valentine ADOPT

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? How about a Cuddly Creatures ADOPT package from Lincoln Park Zoo?

February 3, 2012
Special Field Trip Scholarship Opportunity

Teachers: we have a small number of classroom scholarships available for February-March for our new field trip program, Zoo Explorers! They cover the program fee and bus transportation. Applications are due February 6; learn more here.

February 3, 2012
An Unexpected, but Welcome, Visitor

It’s a splash of unseasonal color as Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt spots a wood duck at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

February 3, 2012
The Secrets of Animal Training

Adults: enjoy an inside look at the world of animal training at Lincoln Park Zoo with Secrets of Animal Training! This exclusive experience will take place February 25.

February 3, 2012
Opposites Attract: Golden Orb Weaver Spider Courtship

Opposites do attract. Female golden orb weaver spiders dwarf their male mates, which are barely larger than mosquitoes. See how they weave their courtship in this exclusive video.

February 3, 2012
Adelor Memorial Fund

Many people have asked how they can help in the wake of Adelor's passing. If you’re interested in donating to the Adelor Memorial Fund as a tribute to the zoo’s beloved lion, please visit his memorial page. All proceeds will benefit female African lion Myra and other geriatric cats at Lincoln Park Zoo.

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update Four

Zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour finish checking in with the groundhogs they track for a project studying the outcomes of wildlife relocation. “Looks like there’s some activity around this groundhog’s burrow entrance,” says Liza. “The entrance appears to be open. However, the radio signal tells us he’s still hibernating.

February 2, 2012
Bringing Camp to the Community

Last summer Lincoln Park Zoo provided scholarships to 10 kids from affordable-housing group Mercy Housing, letting them attend Conservation Camp for free! Read about their experience—and apply for a 2012 camp scholarship yourself.

February 2, 2012
Groundhog Field Update Three

How do zoo scientists Liza Lehrer and Julia Kilgour find the groundhogs they’re tracking for their project? “We're able to find the groundhogs using radiotelemetry,” says Liza. “Radio transmitters emit a signal that we can pick up using an antenna and receiver.”

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