Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 23, 2014
ADOPT a Chimpanzee!

The zoo’s support for chimpanzees is vast and multifaceted. You can contribute to these efforts with a special chimpanzee ADOPT gift package.

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April 2, 2014
Hop to It

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza offers hare-raising fun for the whole family on Saturday, April 19!

March 31, 2014
Here Comes the Sun

And we say it’s alright. On this beautiful spring day it’s wonderful to see folks strolling the grounds in short sleeves, like this young guest visiting the Baringo giraffes at the Kovler African Savanna, located at Regenstein African Journey. Plan your visit soon!

March 28, 2014
Photo of the Week: March 28

A close-up of an American kestrel at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo is our Photo of the Week. Found in North and South America (as the name implies), this small falcon feeds on large insects and small birds and mammals.

March 26, 2014
A Camel Close-Up

It’ll be shedding season soon for the Bactrian camels at the Antelope & Zebra Area! Learn how the species lives in the wild—and gets ready for spring in Chicago.

March 26, 2014
Stretch into Spring with Parent & Toddler Yoga

Moms and little ones can practice yoga poses within eyesight of the baby gorillas at Regenstein Center for African Apes. The next four-part Parent & Toddler Yoga Presented by Walgreens series starts April 3.

March 25, 2014
Family Planning for Puerto Rican Parrots

How do you bring a whole population back from just 11 founding birds? Zoo biologist Sarah Long shares what it's like to help make breeding matches for the endangered Puerto Rican parrot.

March 25, 2014
Group Painting Party at the Zoo Saturday

Turn the Kovler Lion House into your studio this Saturday with a morning of painting and fun with friends! Animal Art will pair you with experts from Wet Paint Chicago to help you craft your favorite big cat portrait.

March 24, 2014
A Silverback Sighting!

What’s it like to come nearly face-to-face with a wild silverback gorilla? Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares the details in the latest post from the Goualougo Triangle!

March 21, 2014
Photo of the Week: March 21

Going up! Baby gorilla Nayembi does a little climbing in our Photo of the Week. Often spotted alongside playmate and half-sister Patty, this 1-year-old female is increasingly active exploring her habitat at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

March 20, 2014
Post from the President--Penguin (and Polar) Plans

The north side of the zoo will get a brand-new look in 2016 as Lincoln Park Zoo unveils immersive new homes for polar bears and penguins, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares. This $22 million effort will inspire natural behaviors--and new views--for two of the zoo's best-loved species.

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