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 14, 2014
Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

To celebrate the holiday, our animal care experts offered the gorillas at Regenstein Center for African Apes some special treats. Watch mom Bana and baby Patty enjoy gelatin hearts...although Patty has to get her own!

February 13, 2014
Make a Date with Skates

So long, polar vortex—hello, outdoor winter activities! With temps finally on the upswing it’s a perfect time to enjoy Ice Skating at Lincoln Park Zoo.

February 12, 2014
Congo or Bust

Two zoo research scientists and the curator of primates are trekking to a remote area in the rain forests of the Republic of Congo.

February 12, 2014
Registration Now Open for United Run for the Zoo!

Registration is now open for Lincoln Park Zoo’s 32nd annual United Run for the Zoo! This year’s event—a highlight of the Chicago running calendar—takes place on Sunday, June 1.

February 11, 2014
Heart-y Treats for American Heart Month

The chimpanzees enjoyed some heart-shaped enrichment at Regenstein Center for African Apes. It’s a prelude to Valentine’s Day, sure, but it’s also a worthy tribute to American Heart Month, which is taking place now.

February 7, 2014
Photo of the Week: February 7, 2014

As the games commence in Russia, it seems fitting for our Photo of the Week to star Molly, the zoo’s female Amur tiger.

February 6, 2014
Post from the President—How Do Apes Think?

By asking chimpanzees and gorillas to solve puzzles on special touch-screens, zoo scientists can better understand how apes perceive the world around them. President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the latest milestone from this exciting research.

February 6, 2014
Member Freebies this Weekend

Member Appreciation Month continues with free activities this weekend!

February 5, 2014
One Cool Valentine

It’s not too late to purchase our polar bear-themed ADOPT gift package for your environmentally inclined loved ones.

February 4, 2014
Poop Scoop

Not all of the poop produced by the zoo’s animals gets pitched. Find out why in this online magazine feature.

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