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September 3, 2015
Head of the Class

I like to think of Lincoln Park Zoo as a living classroom. Beyond exposing guests to the wonders of animals, we also aim to share our knowledge, highlighting how the zoo’s species live in the wild and how we can all help protect them.

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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.

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.

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