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October 22, 2014
Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

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May 21, 2010
The Wildest Gift Shop in the City

Wild Things gift shop is your destination for unique gifts in Lincoln Park. We carry fun and educational toys, green and fair-trade products, books, jewelry and souvenirs of Lincoln Park Zoo. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and admission to the zoo is always free, so quick shopping trips are convenient. Consider Wild Things when picking up a last-minute birthday or hostess gift--we carry gift bags and cards to complete your needs. And for those who have no time to browse, the Wild Things staff would be happy to do the shopping for you.

May 20, 2010
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers

Who said hiking along the water and camping in tents was just for the wilderness? The new Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo provides the perfect setting for your family to explore an urban ecosystem at night. Take a hike, explore the wildlife that enlivens this area and enjoy a pizza dinner. Pitch your tent on the South Lawn and sleep under the skyscrapers, then wake to the morning songs of birds. The July Sleep Under the Skyscrapers has sold out. Registration for the August 6-7 session is open. Click here to learn more or to register.

May 19, 2010
Calling All Green Thumbs

Spaces are still available for the upcoming Container Gardening Classes—this Saturday and next Tuesday at Lincoln Park Zoo. The first class focuses on shade-loving plants, perfect for urban gardeners. The following class focuses on sunny setups. If you’ve got a green thumb or would like to grow one, join us! Click here to learn more.

May 18, 2010
Searching for Snakes in Southwest Michigan
May 18, 2010
Party at the Zoo

Take advantage of newly discounted picnic and happy-hour packages at Lincoln Park Zoo this summer. Starting at $1,700 for 50 people, three-hour packages include rental fees, service fees and catering (in addition to the wildest setting in Chicago). You can party at the Foreman Pavilion, the Farmhouse or Café at Wild Things. Click here to learn more.

May 14, 2010
Leading the Way in Goualougo
May 13, 2010
Help Us Run

Want to participate in United Run for the Zoo but hate jogging? We’re seeking volunteers for the June 6 race. We can use helping hands for registration, greeting competitors and cheering for runners at the finish line and at the kids’ area. Shifts begin at 6 a.m. All volunteers park for free and receive a Run for the Zoo shirt. If you’d like to participate, contact Thanks—we’ll see you on race day!

May 12, 2010
From Tanzania to Lincoln Park Zoo

Gombe Field Officer Juma Baanyiqwa shares his experience with the zoo's Ecosystem Health Training Project. Juma and three peers from Tanzania came to Lincoln Park Zoo for three weeks to study conservation practices that will bolster their work in the field.

May 12, 2010
Studying the Urban Ecosystem

The Chicago Tribune shares how scientists in the zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute are mapping wildlife throughout the Chicago region. By studying the movement of raccoons, coyotes, skunks and more, the researchers will develop strategies to prevent conflict between people and wildlife.

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