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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.

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July 12, 2012
A Big Tent, Making a Big Difference

If you visited the zoo this week, you probably noticed the massive tent stretching over the Main Mall. I saw plenty of guests resting beneath it, enjoying a nice bit of shade. Tomorrow, though, it will be transformed, taking on a new elegance as it shelters Lincoln Park Zoo’s largest fundraiser.

July 5, 2012
Keeping Cool

Like the rest of the city, Lincoln Park Zoo has been feeling the heat. In the face of record temperatures, caregivers are following our plan to keep animals safe and comfortable.

June 28, 2012
Making the Grade

Lincoln Park Zoo has been checked out from top to bottom this week. Not just by visitors eager to see baby piglets or the new pack of African wild dogs but also by an inspection team from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

June 21, 2012
Looking Back and Moving Forward

Tonight marks Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual meeting. It’s a chance to review the past year with the Board of Trustees and special friends of the zoo, looking at our many accomplishments supporting the only privately managed free zoo in the United States and planning the year ahead.

June 14, 2012
Visit Keo’s Chimpanzees

With the replacement window in place at Regenstein Center for African Apes, I’m happy to announce we again have a full building of great apes. Keo’s chimpanzee group has moved onto exhibit, giving guests the chance to visit a Lincoln Park Zoo icon.

June 7, 2012
Ape Changes Underway

Chimpanzees and gorillas are the main residents at Regenstein Center for African Apes, but lately the building has housed plenty of changes as well.

May 31, 2012
Noisy Nests and New Arrivals

Nests throughout the zoo have been home to feeding calls and busy parents in recent weeks. Fairy bluebirds, sunbitterns and crested wood partridges are among the latest additions to the 28 chicks that have emerged at the zoo so far this year.

May 24, 2012
Swing into Summer

I’m happy to say that summer has arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo. This weekend we’ll be fully open for the season, ready for sunny days and plenty of visitors.

May 17, 2012
What Sets Lincoln Park Zoo Apart?

I thought I’d try something a little different this week—I’m going to throw the post over to you.

May 10, 2012
Rounding Up Rattlesnakes

You may not have noticed, but it turns out last week’s weather was perfect for spotting eastern massasauga rattlesnakes. That’s the report I got from the field in Michigan, where our experts were busy finding new ways to save this species.

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