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April 14, 2014
Thrill of Birth, Agony of Loss

Even after two decades at the zoo’s helm, I’m continually impressed by our animal care team’s commitment to wildlife and the living creatures who reside here. They’re some of the most passionate, dedicated and selfless people I’ve ever known.

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January 23, 2014
Why Primates Live Longer

After the holiday season, who doesn’t feel like their body is slacking in burning calories? But new research affiliated with the zoo suggests it’s a scientific fact…for primates at least.

January 16, 2014
Not to Be Dwarfed

The past year was a year of big arrivals, notably black rhino King, who’s now tipping the scales at more than 500 pounds. But we like to celebrate the small ones as well. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the birth of two dwarf mongooses at Regenstein Small Mammal–Reptile House.

January 9, 2014
Enduring the Deep Freeze

We’re accustomed to cold winters in Chicago, but this week offered something else entirely. Record-low temperatures and Arctic winds caused much of the city to be shut down. While Lincoln Park Zoo remained open through the freeze, we took every step to ensure our animals—and people—were safe.

December 19, 2013
Thriving With Your Support

The past year was a big one for Lincoln Park Zoo. We broke ground on our next great exhibit, Regenstein Macaque Forest and Lionel Train Adventure. We welcomed new arrivals including a kangaroo joey, vulture chick, baby gibbon and, of course, black rhino King.

December 12, 2013
Cool in the Cold

As everyone who’s stepped through slush for the past week can testify, winter is here in Chicago. And much as the city has adapted to cold temps and brisk winds, Lincoln Park Zoo has also.

December 5, 2013
Fun Beyond the Lights

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One shine again this weekend, lighting up from 5­–9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While the music and light displays offer a perfect excuse to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, this holiday event also offers a new perspective on some of the zoo’s signature animals.

November 26, 2013
Glide and Glow

The holidays are just around the corner, and that includes winter fun at Lincoln Park Zoo!

November 21, 2013
Peeking Out of the Pouch

There’s a new arrival I’ve been waiting to share with you for quite some time. But as any expert could tell you, it takes a while for a kangaroo joey to poke its head out of the pouch!

November 14, 2013
Welcoming Two New Chimpanzees

The past weeks have involved some juggling at Regenstein Center for African Apes. In addition to reintegrating gorillas Susie and Bahati into Kwan’s family group, our caregivers have welcomed two new chimpanzees behind the scenes as well!

November 7, 2013
Growing Gorillas

It’s an exciting time to watch the gorilla troops at Regenstein Center for African Apes. While babies Patty and Nayembi have captivated visitors in Kwan’s group, the all-male bachelor troop on the building’s other end also provides plenty of engaging activity.

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