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September 4, 2015
Photo of the Week: September 4

Our baby Hoffman’s two-toed sloth sticks its tongue out in our Photo of the Week! See if you can spot the little one hanging with mom Hersey at Regenstein Small Mammal–Reptile House this weekend.

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October 14, 2011
More Than Candy

There's much more than candy at Spooky Zoo Spectacular. On October 22 we'll be making crafts, playing Zoo Family Feud, dancing to bands, enjoying a performance by the Mad Hatters and much more. (And, yes, there will be trick-or-treating.) Learn more about this fun, free family event here.

October 14, 2011
Fall Wish List

Leaves are starting to change colors and temperatures are cooling at Lincoln Park Zoo. Help the zoo's animals welcome autumn—consider purchasing squash for monkeys, "western wear" for the ponies and cows, and pumpkin balls for the zebras. Get in the fall spirit and browse the Wish List.

October 13, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Contest Winner!

Flickr user RaleighsMa won a free spot in Saturday’s Autumn Animal Photography class with this photo of our polar bear enjoying a dive. Join her in picking up photography pointers from zoo photographer John Kortas by signing up for the class today!

October 13, 2011
Learning from the Zoo in the Last Place on Earth
October 12, 2011
Field Researchers in the City

Lincoln Park Zoo field researchers Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz visited colleagues in Chicago last week. Take a look...

October 12, 2011
Take a Tour with Us

Safari and Zoologist-level members and above are invited to Zoo Safari Tours, an exciting new series of free guided tours of Lincoln Park Zoo. Get an inside look at everything from zoo bedtimes to conservation success stories. Learn more here.

October 11, 2011
Autumn Animal Photography Giveaway

Last chance to win a free spot in our October 15 Autumn Animal Photography class! Submit your best Lincoln Park Zoo shot to the zoo’s Flickr group--the winner will be selected October 12.

October 6, 2011
Creepy Critters—Egyptian Fruit Bats

The name should put you at ease. Egyptian fruit bats, like the ones exhibited within Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, are frugivores. They eat fruit, which means they’re no more likely to bite you than your grandmother is.

And yet, they’re still bats, so many people are creeped out by the flying mammals.

It’s a shame, because Egyptian fruit bats are very cool. They use echolocation, employing the echo from sounds they emit to identify objects in their surroundings.

October 6, 2011
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo Slideshow

Nearly 250 educators joined us for last week’s Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! In addition to receiving free curriculum materials and demoing field-trip activities, they also enjoyed a glimpse at the zoo after hours. See a slideshow of the open house.

October 5, 2011
Time to Get Out the Winter Clothes

A last glimpse of American goldfinches in their breeding plumage as they migrate south always reminds Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt that winter is coming.

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