Lincoln Park Zoo

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February 27, 2015
Post from the President--A New Baby Gorilla

On Tuesday morning, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed its 52nd baby gorilla as female Bahati gave birth at Regenstein Center for African Apes. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details on the zoo's newest—and cutest—arrival.

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December 31, 2014
Basking Indoors

Winter’s a perfect time to warm up indoors with dwarf crocodile Maggie and the other animals at Regenstein African Journey! #FromACurator

December 30, 2014
Video: Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo

Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo’s second season at the Farm-in-the-Zoo has been a hit! Especially when combined with a trip to ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank, which runs through Sunday, January 4.

December 30, 2014
Photo of the Week: December 26, 2014

The famous ball drop in Times Square isn’t the only such ritual as the new year approaches. A female howler monkey at the Helen Brach Primate House reaches for an enrichment feeder ball packed with nutritious treats in our Photo of the Week.

December 30, 2014
Create the Connection

A visit to Lincoln Park Zoo is often the first step toward a lifelong love for nature. As we look forward to 2015, help kids create this connection by making a gift of any amount at

December 29, 2014
The Holidays Are Still Aglow
December 29, 2014
Catching Up on Sleep

Even when sound asleep our fennec fox Mini oozes cuteness, as this photo #FromACurator shows!

December 23, 2014
Join the Family Polar Party Next Sunday!

Heading to ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank with the kids next weekend? Come on Sunday, December 28, and double your holiday fun by signing up for our Family Polar Party!

December 23, 2014
The Right Tail for the Task

Animal tails come in all sizes, shapes and functions. We take a closer look at some amazing animal appendages in this Lincoln Park Zoo magazine feature.

December 22, 2014
ZooLights Schedule Reminder

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank will take a break on December 24 and 25, but the lights will shine after that from December 26 to January 4.

December 22, 2014
Treat the Zoo’s Animals to Special Holiday Gifts

What kind of ball is tough enough for a playful black bear? One made from heavy-duty firehose and hardware! You can chip in for one for the zoo’s black bears, Papa and Katai, during this season of giving by shopping our year-end holiday Wish List.

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