Lincoln Park Zoo

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December 19, 2014
Win a Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Zoo!

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank is one big merry-glow-round of illuminated holiday fun. Even more so if you’re the lucky winner of a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo!

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October 23, 2014
’Roo, ’Roo, ’Roo for the Home Team

The zoo’s red kangaroos are among the amazing animal athletes kids will learn about during our Veterans Day Zoo Camp on Tuesday, November 11.

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!

October 21, 2014
That's a Mouthful!

A pied tamarin enjoys a leafy treat in the treetops of the Helen Brach Primate House. These acrobatic primates are endangered in their native Brazilian rainforest.

October 20, 2014
As Easy As Azizi

Documenting a gorilla’s growth spurt needn’t necessitate measuring tape—as Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy points out in her latest blog post.

October 17, 2014
Photo of the Week: October 17

Have you seen the Chacoan peccaries at the Antelope & Zebra Area yet? As our Photo of the Week shows, their shovel-like snouts are good for digging up roots in the dry Gran Chaco region they call home.

October 17, 2014
Win a Thomas & Friends Model Train Set!

Hobbyist alert! Want to win a Thomas & Friends train set made by legendary model train maker Lionel Trains? Here’s some locomotivation.

October 16, 2014
Spotting Wildlife in Chicago

In using a network of cameras to study Chicago wildlife, zoo scientists normally get pictures of mammals...but the occasional bird turns up as well, like this owl! Help our researchers ID 1 million photos of local wildlife by visiting

October 15, 2014
Spotting Bears on the Tundra

Seeing polar bears on their native turf highlights how we all need to work together to conserve them. Director of Education Allison Price shares more in her latest update from Churchill, Manitoba with Polar Bears International.

October 15, 2014
Sign Up Early for Zoo Camps!

Zoo camps for kids don’t just happen in the summer. Safari-level Lincoln Park Zoo members can sign up early for our Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp for preK–fourth grade students. Household- and Individual-level members get a 15 percent discount.

October 14, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo On Nat Geo’s Pond Stars Tonight!

Lincoln Park Zoo is featured on Nat Geo WILD’s Pond Stars tonight at 9 p.m. central! Learn how the pond-building experts at Aquascape Inc. transformed water features in the zoo’s red wolf exhibit and the McCormick Bird House.

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