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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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November 25, 2014
The Season in Lights

This Friday, November 28, we’ll celebrate one of my favorite signs of the season: flipping the on switch for this year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

November 21, 2014
An Auspicious Anniversary

Just a few weeks ago we saw Lincoln Park Zoo transformed for its 28th Spooky Zoo Spectacular. Zoo grounds were alive with ghouls and goblins gathering candy as local families enjoyed this free, fantastic fall event.

November 13, 2014
Polar Bear and Penguin Prep

The north side of the zoo has been busy with machinery this week as demolition proceeds for McCormick Bear Habitat and Polar Bear Plaza.

October 30, 2014
Two New Litters

The zoo’s newest arrivals have come in bunches! Today I’m happy to announce four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.

October 9, 2014
A New Baby Langur

Size aside, the baby Francois’ langur that joined the troop at the Helen Brach Primate House on September 30 is pretty easy to pinpoint: it’s bright orange.

October 2, 2014
Ready to Ride

Stoke the engine and raise the gates—the Lionel Train Adventure is ready for passengers! No need to check the timetable; this exciting new attraction will make its inaugural run today at 11 a.m.

September 25, 2014
Chimpanzee Cues

Spend some time watching Hank’s group at Regenstein Center for African Apes, and you’ll see that the social life of a chimpanzee is some pretty complex business.

September 18, 2014
Sharing Care

Everyone who comes to the zoo likes to watch animals. It’s fun to get a glimpse of the wild, whether you’re seeing African lions survey their domain or observing the complex social dynamics of Hank’s chimpanzee group.

September 11, 2014
Help ID Chicago’s Wildlife

What’s the wildest animal you’ve spotted in your neighborhood? A rabbit dashing into the bushes? A raccoon trotting down the alleyway? Maybe even a coyote out for a morning prowl?

August 28, 2014
A King-Sized Celebration

Lincoln Park Zoo observed a big milestone this week as baby black rhino King celebrated his first birthday on August 26.

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