Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 25, 2014
See Yourself in Lights

Selfie photo-op settings don’t get any better than ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank—which opens this Friday, November 28, at 5 p.m.!

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October 16, 2014
Spotting Wildlife in Chicago

In using a network of cameras to study Chicago wildlife, zoo scientists normally get pictures of mammals...but the occasional bird turns up as well, like this owl! Help our researchers ID 1 million photos of local wildlife by visiting

October 15, 2014
Spotting Bears on the Tundra

Seeing polar bears on their native turf highlights how we all need to work together to conserve them. Director of Education Allison Price shares more in her latest update from Churchill, Manitoba with Polar Bears International.

October 15, 2014
Sign Up Early for Zoo Camps!

Zoo camps for kids don’t just happen in the summer. Safari-level Lincoln Park Zoo members can sign up early for our Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp for preK–fourth grade students. Household- and Individual-level members get a 15 percent discount.

October 14, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo On Nat Geo’s Pond Stars Tonight!

Lincoln Park Zoo is featured on Nat Geo WILD’s Pond Stars tonight at 9 p.m. central! Learn how the pond-building experts at Aquascape Inc. transformed water features in the zoo’s red wolf exhibit and the McCormick Bird House.

October 14, 2014
Teaming Up for Red Wolves

Red wolves, once on the brink of extinction in their native eastern U.S. range, now have a fighting chance for recovery thanks to the collaborative efforts of zoo scientists and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

October 11, 2014
Happy Birthday to Patty!

Today we wish a very happy birthday to baby gorilla Patty, who turns 2 at Regenstein Center for African Apes. When she's not peering down from the treetops, the growing gorilla can be seen playing with half-sister Nayembi, mom Bana, dad Kwan and the rest of the troop.

October 10, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 10, 2014

Perched amid the leafy, green foliage in his home at the Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit, the zoo’s male snowy owl, Stanley, presents a striking profile in our Photo of the Week.

October 10, 2014
One Wild Shopping List

Ever shop for a zebra herd? Four alpacas? Two hungry hippos? Here’s your big chance.

October 10, 2014
Gorilla House Guest

The zoo’s lowland gorilla bachelor troop has a fearless, new guest who’s made himself right at home in their exhibit. Who is he? Here’s a hint: he’s bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

October 10, 2014
Who You Gonna Call?

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will rampage through the zoo’s South Lawn tonight. Just remember not to cross the streams after you power up your proton packs.

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