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October 6, 2015
Wild Polar Bear Sighting

Kovler Lion House Lead Keeper Anthony Nielsen is spending a week in Churchill, Manitoba as part of Polar Bear International’s Climate Alliance program—and here’s his first sighting of a wild polar bear!

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November 1, 2011
Zoo Hours

Happy November everybody! Today Lincoln Park Zoo starts winter hours, meaning that we're open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (gates stay open until 5 p.m.).

October 31, 2011
Creepy Critters: Dyeing Poison Arrow Frog

Happy Halloween! This Creepy Critters snapshot of a dyeing poison arrow frog marks the end of this year’s spooky series. Read a full account of what makes the species scary (for some)!

October 28, 2011
Pathway to Primatology

Looking to experience Lincoln Park Zoo's great-ape behavioral research firsthand? Sign up for next Saturday's Pathway to Primatology and see how zoo scientists study gorillas and chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

October 27, 2011
Creepy Critters—Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Only the males make the titular sound, but both genders are labeled Madagascar hissing cockroaches. And it’s not a traditional hiss like a person or a snake would make. The sound that these insects emit isn’t a vocalization at all, rather the byproduct of air rushing out of tiny holes in the males’ backs. Learn more here.

October 27, 2011
Ferrets, Dogs and Digital Donuts

When you share a habitat with a population of small animals, you tend to overlook them.

October 27, 2011
Autumn Meadowhawks Arrive Fashionably Late

Autumn meadowhawks are likely the last dragonflies of the season at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt shares how their brilliant colors evoke the fall foliage.

October 26, 2011
Wine & Wildlife: Black-Footed Ferrets—Back from the Brink

‎30 years ago black-footed ferrets were considered extinct, but the discovery of a wild population jumpstarted a recovery program that’s reintroduced 2,600 individuals to the wild. Come to the zoo November 17 to enjoy a glass of wine as researchers, educators and community leaders share how these animals continue the fight to survive.

October 24, 2011
It's Raining Rubies!

Coordinator of Wildlife Management Vicky Hunt spots ruby-crowned kinglets migrating through Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. The males’ vibrant red caps add to the fall colors already on display.

October 21, 2011
Are You Going to Get Spooky?

Spooky Zoo Spectacular kicks off tomorrow at 11 a.m. We'll have music, crafts, games and trick-or-treating throughout the zoo. Join us for this fun, free event! Learn more here.

October 21, 2011
New Arrival: Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey

Welcome to our newest arrival—a baby Bolivian gray titi monkey, born October 17! See a photo and all the details.

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