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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.

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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.

April 26, 2012
Sahar Makes His Debut

The Kovler Lion House welcomed the first stirrings of a new pride today as 2-year-old lion Sahar went on exhibit for the first time.

April 12, 2012
Where Are the Chimpanzees?

If you’ve been to Regenstein Center for African Apes lately you may have noticed Hank’s group of chimpanzees has been off exhibit and a wall of their enclosure is blocked off. These temporary changes offer an opportunity to highlight the lengths we go to ensure the safety of our animals and visitors.

April 5, 2012
Getting Ready to Say Goodbye

As you know, big changes are in store for Lincoln Park Zoo’s gorillas. We’re excited to welcome a new bachelor group this summer. We’ll also be bidding farewell to some familiar faces next week.

March 29, 2012
Get Ready for New Roars

Since Adelor passed away, many visitors have asked when Myra would get a companion at the Kovler Lion House. I’m happy to announce that a male lion, Sahar, is now in quarantine at Lincoln Park Zoo, waiting to be introduced in the near future.

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