Lincoln Park Zoo

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April 23, 2014
ADOPT a Chimpanzee!

The zoo’s support for chimpanzees is vast and multifaceted. You can contribute to these efforts with a special chimpanzee ADOPT gift package.

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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!

February 18, 2014
The Nest is Yet to Come

Nesting season isn’t that far off! Learn how you can help the fairy bluebirds and other feathered friends at the McCormick Bird House with their homemaking preparations.

February 18, 2014
Summer Camp Is Coming!

Open registration for zoo summer camps begins March 5, but Safari-level members and above can sign up starting tomorrow! Not a member but want to secure a spot? Upgrade today.

February 17, 2014
Brazzaville: Gateway to the Goualougo Triangle

As he waits to visit wild chimpanzees and gorillas, zoo researcher Steve Ross reflects on how the tumult of Brazzaville differs from the refuge of the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle.

February 15, 2014
Visiting the Puerto Rican Parrots

Bumpy roads and temperature-sensing "eggs"--Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds Sunny Nelson shares highlights from her recent trip to Puerto Rico, where Lincoln Park Zoo is helping to conserve one of the most endangered birds on Earth.

February 14, 2014
Photo of the Week: February 14

Crowned lemur Nuru at the Helen Brach Primate House enjoys a sweet red treat in our Photo of the Week! Native to Madagascar, this species' non-Valentine's Day diet includes fruits, leaves and the occasional insect.

February 14, 2014
Member Appreciation Month Continues

Throughout February, all members enjoy free parking and extra discounts—a sign of our appreciation for your support! This Saturday you can also enjoy an inside look at our pygmy hippos with a special keeper chat at Regenstein African Journey.

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