Lincoln Park Zoo

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September 22, 2014
Eye Contact

Male black bear Katai makes eye contact with a young visitor at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo. Katai arrived at the zoo in 2005 weighing only 5 pounds—today, he weighs-in at 500 pounds and shares the exhibit with 25-year-old Papa.

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March 30, 2010
Sichuan Takin Diet Snapshot

What's on the menu for the zoo's Sichuan takin? Find out with our latest Diet Snapshot!

March 25, 2010
Should Chimpanzees Be Kept As Pets?

Tune in Sunday at 9 p.m. (CST) to Animal Planet’s “Fatal Attractions,” which explores exotic “pet” ownership. Lincoln Park Zoo’s primate-behavior expert Steve Ross contributes to this special that highlights the dangers of private chimpanzee ownership. Ross is the leader for Project ChimpCARE, a newly created non-partisan initiative committed to improving the wellbeing of chimpanzees and opening the lines of communication between disparate groups to achieve this goal. Learn more here.

March 24, 2010
New Arrival: Francois' Langur
March 16, 2010
Parking Lot Congestion

Field-trip season is upon us and we’d like to remind everyone to plan for the increase in visitors and buses using the parking lot. Please note: The lot is congested during bus drop-offs (9–10 a.m.) and pick-ups (noon–2 p.m.). The lot is most congested on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from late March through early June. We encourage guests to use public transportation when visiting the zoo.

March 15, 2010
Fun For All Campers!

Lincoln Park Zoo Summer Conservation Camp has plenty of options for older campers! Learn how fifth–eighth graders can explore “The Web of Wildlife” and “Nature and You.”

March 11, 2010
Lace Up Your Sneakers

Registration for the United Run for the Zoo is now open. While the race is June 6, you can reserve your spot today. Click here to learn more.

March 9, 2010
Bedtime Buddies Slideshow

Bedtime Buddies at Regenstein Center for African Apes welcomed families to see what the zoo's gorillas and chimpanzees were up to after hours. View a slideshow of the fun!

March 9, 2010
Move Over Howler Monkeys

The lush interior of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House served as a backdrop for the cover of the March issue of Make It Better magazine.

March 8, 2010
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program Looking for Applicants!

Know a Chicago high school student looking for an amazing summer internship? Tell them to check out the Malott Family Zoo Intern Program. Applications are due April 16.

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