Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 24, 2014
Post from the President—Step into Spring

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how spring is the perfect time to visit Chicago's free zoo. You can see daffodils and scilla in bloom and watch baby rhino King and baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi explore the outdoors.

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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.

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.

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