Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 18, 2014
Photo of the Week: April 18

Black rhino Kapuki and baby King get down for a good wallow in the mud in our Photo of the Week! Thanks to Keeper Cassy Kutilek for the picture.

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March 2, 2014
Zoo Fun for Toddlers

Children ages 2-3 can connect with the natural world by building, drawing, making music and more at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo. Our next four-part LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play session starts March 6.

February 28, 2014
Photo of the Week: February 28

We take a behind-the-scenes look at our red kangaroo joey in our Photo of the Week! The growing marsupial, a female, has pretty much hopped her way out of the pouch, although the little one still sticks her head back in to nurse.

February 28, 2014
Summer Opportunities for Teens

Looking for a wild internship, job shadowing or volunteer opportunity for your teen this summer?

February 27, 2014
Post from the President--Zoo Family Planning

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares a video of one of the new baby dwarf mongooses. He also explains how zoos throughout North America work together to carefully plan and care for every new arrival.

February 27, 2014
International Polar Bear Day Q&A with Keeper Anthony Nielsen

Anthony Nielsen is the lead keeper at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Kovler Lion House, but his wildlife outreach doesn’t stop with the zoo’s big cats. He’s traveled to the Arctic to assist climate research as part of a Feay Earthwatch grant and continues to work with fellow caregivers to raise awareness about the conservation impact of climate change.

February 27, 2014
Happy International Polar Bear Day!

Happy International Polar Bear Day! To kick off today’s celebration of this remarkable but vulnerable species, enjoy this in-depth look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s female polar bear, Anana, and the arctic inclinations of her wild counterparts.

February 26, 2014
Better Blade Than Never

Been meaning to check out Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo but haven’t laced up yet? The rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo will be open for one last round starting Friday!

February 26, 2014
Egyptian Fruit Bat Diet Snapshot

What's on the menu for the zoo's Egyptian fruit bats? (Hint: their name gives you a good start.) See the full array of eats with our latest Veterinary Services Diet Snapshot.

February 25, 2014
Spring Sale at Wild Things Gift Shop

Through Sunday, March 2, the zoo’s Wild Things Gift Shop is offering half off nearly everything in the store! Stock up on your favorite zoo gear…and support Chicago’s free zoo in the process. (Books are not discounted; no additional discounts apply.)

February 25, 2014
Looking Out

A black-and-white colobus at the Helen Brach Primate House keeps tabs on his surroundings. Colobus groups sleep in shifts in the wild, ensuring one individual is always awake to stand watch for predators.

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