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August 31, 2015
Stilts Side By Side

Our black-necked stilt chick next to mom at the McCormick Bird House. The little one, which hatched August 9, will take on the adults’ black-and-white coloration as it grows.

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September 30, 2011
Visit the New Arrivals
September 30, 2011
Celebrating Seniors - Guam Micronesian Kingfishers

We close our month of Celebrating Seniors by looking at the zoo’s Guam Micronesian kingfishers. They may not be geriatric, but these endangered birds have 52 grandkids between them!

September 30, 2011
Mystery in the Zoo: Cold-Blooded Creatures?

Are reptiles really cold-blooded? First and second graders can gather hands-on clues and help zoo educators crack the case on October 8.

September 29, 2011
Great Apes, Great Books

On Monday, a group of librarians from Chicago Public Libraries gathered at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes to witness the chimpanzees and gorillas interact with piñata “books” such as “Gorillas in the Mist” and “The Origin of Species.” This special event was the beginning of partnership with Chicago Public Libraries that will include the installation of zoo-related mini-exhibits at libraries in Pilsen, Little Village, Bronzeville, Hyde Park and Woodlawn.

September 28, 2011
Northern Map Turtle
September 28, 2011
Pathway to Primatology Mini Workshop

Visit the Lincoln Park Apple Store at 3 p.m. on October 2 to learn how Lincoln Park Zoo uses Apple technology to research great ape behavior. Afterward, try your own hand at observing and documenting animal behavior—just like a zoo researcher!

You can also experience ape-behavioral research firsthand with Pathway to Primatology at Regenstein Center for African Apes on November 5!

September 28, 2011
Urban Wildlife Biologists

Third–fourth graders survey the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo during last Saturday’s Urban Wildlife Biologists program.

The budding scientists found everything from dragonfly nymphs to gilled snails, highlighting the health of this aquatic ecosystem. Click here to see more upcoming youth programs!

September 27, 2011
Educator Open House, Rain or Shine

Don’t let a little rain keep you away from tonight’s Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! In addition to appetizers, field trip demonstrations and free curriculum materials, there will be valet parking and plenty of indoor activities.

September 26, 2011
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo

Join us tomorrow for a free Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you explore the zoo after hours, try out different field trip activities, learn about our newest online resource and take home free copies of the latest curriculum materials.

September 24, 2011
Celebrating Seniors—Black Bear

You might not think you have anything in common with a black bear, but give it time. Like many of us who are lucky enough to reach our golden years, the black bear known as Papa who resides at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo suffers from a touch of arthritis. He moves more slowly these days. He doesn’t skip his afternoon nap.

Papa was born in 1987 and came to Chicago when the Children’s Zoo opened in 2005.

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