Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 27, 2015
The Lights Start Shining Tonight!

We're flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented By ComEd​ and PowerShares QQQ at 4:25 p.m. today! Join us for an evening of free, spectacular fun.

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October 6, 2015
Name That Species!

Got some time to kill? Help our Urban Wildlife Institute scientists classify local species on!

October 6, 2015
Is Lincoln Park Zoo Haunted?

Find out on October 22 as Chicago ghostlore expert Ursula Bielski presents a paranormal overview of spectral stories and phenomena attributed to locations across zoo grounds.

October 5, 2015
Nurturing Young Scientists

Lincoln Park Zoo nurtures young scientists through initiatives like its Conservation & Science summer internship program.

October 5, 2015
Cotton-Top Close-Up

A cotton-top tamarin grabs a grape at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Fruit, insects and nectar make up the diet of this endangered primate, which is native to northwest Colombia.

October 2, 2015
From the Lab to the Reservation

Saving the black-footed ferret from extinction requires cutting-edge science technology, extensive field work and ongoing collaboration between communities and conservationists.

October 2, 2015
Photo of the Week: October 2

European white storks use long, pointed bills to spear prey including frogs, rodents and other small animals. See our stork breeding pair—and the foster chick they reared this summer—at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit.

October 2, 2015
The Emperor Newt’s Clothes

The orange nodes on an emperor newt’s back are venom glands, which produce toxin highly lethal to small animals. Get a closer look at them in this photo.

October 2, 2015
Join Us for Fall Fest!

Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo has started! Join us this Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for harvest fun including a pumpkin patch, Ferris wheel, corn maze and more.

October 1, 2015
A Very Tiny Turtle

A tiny ornate box turtle growing up behind-the-scenes at the Kovler Lion House gets its closeup.

September 30, 2015
Safe Harbor

Fall temperatures took a nose dive this morning, but that didn’t faze the zoo’s harbor seals, who surface regularly to survey their surroundings.

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