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May 21, 2015
Understanding Urban Wildlife

To many people, “urban wildlife” still sounds like a contradiction in terms. But as this week’s International Urban Wildlife Conference showed, the concept is inspiring impressive research around the globe—and highlighting the resilience of nature.

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May 21, 2015
Understanding Urban Wildlife

To many people, “urban wildlife” still sounds like a contradiction in terms. But as this week’s International Urban Wildlife Conference showed, the concept is inspiring impressive research around the globe—and highlighting the resilience of nature.

May 15, 2015
Saving Animals from Extinction

Everyone who loves animals wants to save them from extinction. But zoos are in a unique position to actually do it.

May 4, 2015
A Baby Snow Monkey

When Regenstein Macaque Forest opened last month, we were proud to share every feature designed to make our new Japanese macaques feel at home. Today I’m happy to announce some cute proof of their comfort: a baby snow monkey.

April 2, 2015
Regenstein Macaque Forest Is Open

Today, after 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo’s newest exhibit—Regenstein Macaque Forest—celebrated its grand opening.

March 26, 2015
Working for a Reward

We all work harder if we’re suitably motivated…including, it turns out, the chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

March 11, 2015
Grand Opening Ahead

As Chicago embraces warmer weather, we’ve seen all kinds of animals spending more time outdoors, including the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest. I can’t think of a better time to share, then, that the zoo’s newest exhibit will celebrate its grand opening April 2!

February 27, 2015
A New Baby Gorilla

I’m thrilled to announce that Kwan’s gorilla group at Regenstein Center for African Apes has a wonderful new addition, as female Bahati gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday morning.

February 12, 2015
A New Red Panda Pair

The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is a great time to announce Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest pair—two red pandas at the Kovler Lion House.

January 21, 2015
Snow Monkeys Step Outside

Winter weather has settled on Chicago, but here’s a snow sighting everyone can be excited for: the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest are now exploring their new exhibit!

January 8, 2015
Warm in Winter

With Chicago once again in the grip of a cold snap, it’s a good time to reiterate that Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals are once again snug in their warm, indoor dens.

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