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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February 24, 2014
Tickets Still Available for Wine & Wildlife

Wine. Science. Animal babies. Now that’s a happy combo. Learn about zoo animal matchmaking at Wine & Wildlife: The Science Behind Zoo Sex on Thursday night, February 27.

February 24, 2014
Put Some Spring in Your Step at the Zoo

Need some sunny news to get you through the last few weeks of winter? Lincoln Park Zoo has some inspired events coming up in March and April for kids, families and adults.

February 24, 2014
Sharing Notes on Urban Wildlife

As these coyotes at Nature Boardwalk show, the zoo is home to more than just exotic animals. Biologist Mason Fidino shares how we're partnering with Minnesota Zoo to chronicle the local wildlife passing through—and staying put.

February 21, 2014
Photo of the Week: February 21

Baby white-cheeked gibbon Daxin cuddles up with mom Burma at the Helen Brach Primate House. The two share their exhibit with dad Caruso and brother Sai. Daxin, who was born last August, is starting to show more independence, but he still has a ways to go in matching the older apes in their acrobatic play.

February 20, 2014
On the Trail of Ebobo

Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares the latest update from her expedition with two zoo scientists to Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle Ape Project field site.

February 20, 2014
Members-Only Keeper Chat on Saturday

Member Appreciation Month continues at the zoo this weekend with a special keeper chat at 2 p.m. Saturday at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House in the Ecosystem Gallery.

February 20, 2014
Post from the President--West Gate Closing

Regenstein Macaque Forest is on schedule, meaning the zoo’s West Gate will close until June to enable the next steps in building our next great exhibit. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details in his latest post.

February 20, 2014
Making New Milestones

For some Lincoln Park Zoo apes, including gorilla Azizi, sequencing objects is old news. In the video below, Fisher Center Director Steve Ross explains how the next step will test their memory--and reveal more about how chimpanzees and gorillas think.

February 19, 2014
King Plays in the Snow

Everyone wants to get outside in the warming weather! Plenty of animals took advantage of this mini heatwave to head out and play, including baby black rhino King, who's now tipping the scales at 579 pounds. Thanks to Keeper Marisa Elizalde for these fun photos.

February 19, 2014
Sleep Over at the Zoo

Experience the zoo as few do—after dark. Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Indoor Overnight lets families and groups with children ages 5–12 participate in fun evening activities with the option of spending the night inside an animal house at the zoo!

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