Lincoln Park Zoo

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October 22, 2014
Nayembi's Journey

As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby—and is thriving with her family today!

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September 10, 2014
Support the Red Wolf Recovery Program

Zoo science—and zoo pups—has helped North American red wolves rebound from the brink of extinction. This conservation success story is under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, though, and needs your help today!

September 9, 2014
Acrobatic ADOPTion

Celebrate white-cheeked gibbon Daxin’s recent first birthday and help support conservation and care for this critically endangered primate species with a special ADOPT gift.

September 9, 2014
Adapted for Eating

Chilean flamingos have comb-like structures in their bills that let them filter food from the water—mainly algae and plankton. In the wild, these colorful birds live in flocks that can include thousands of birds.

September 8, 2014
Cock-a-doodle Zoo!

Lincoln Park Zoo members and their guests will rise with the roosters from 8–10 a.m. this Saturday at the Farm-in-the-Zoo for a special Members-Only Morning.

September 7, 2014
Serengeti Initiative Update

In a recent Conservation Field Diary, zoo researcher Anna Czupryna reviews the tremendous work being done at Sergenti National Park in Tanzania.

September 6, 2014
Sunbittern Spotting

A sunbittern leans against some brush at McCormick Bird House. This bird species can be found from Mexico into South America, and is known for its alternating stripes that help it blend into surroundings.

September 6, 2014
Meerkat Field Note

Learn about the unique sentinel behavior that meerkats use protect and defend themselves against predators in our recent meerkat field note!

September 5, 2014
Zoovies Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, tonight's Zoovies screening of "Best In Show" has been rescheduled to the rain date of September 19. We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience.

September 5, 2014
Photo of the Week: September 5

A red kangaroo looks ready to jump in our Photo of the Week! These Australian herbivores can leap as far as 30 feet and hit speeds of up to 35 miles per hour while hopping across the outback.

September 5, 2014
The Zoo Goes to the Dogs

If your pampered pooch scoffs at Busy Bee chew toy imposters, or you know why Fred Willard probably shouldn’t judge your dog, you won’t want to miss tonight’s free outdoor Zoovies screening of “Best in Show”.

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