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July 24, 2014
Growing Before Our Eyes

We’re seeing a lot of changes with the zoo’s new arrivals this summer, although “changes” obviously means different things for different species.

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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.

March 22, 2012
Welcoming a New Gorilla Group

Get ready for some extra energy at Regenstein Center for African Apes! This summer, four young male gorillas will come together to form Lincoln Park Zoo’s first gorilla bachelor group.

March 15, 2012
An Old Friend and New Visitors

Last week I enjoyed spending some time with an old friend…on stage, in front of a live audience, which was a unique experience. Rich Kogan, host of Chicago Live!, invited me to the show to share my life’s experiences in zoos.

March 8, 2012
Signs of Spring

I’m happy to say the first crocuses are coming into bloom at the zoo. These new flowers offer a welcome reminder that spring’s on its way. But they also remind me of big plans in store for the zoo’s gardens.

March 1, 2012
Working Together for Wildlife

A great zoo isn’t possible without partnerships. At Lincoln Park Zoo, we work together to provide our animals with world-class care. We also work with partners around the globe to conserve wild ecosystems, increase knowledge and share the rich lives of animals.

February 23, 2012
Zoo Scientists Save Species

Last week offered two excellent reminders of Lincoln Park Zoo’s impact on the world of wildlife. Fittingly for a city zoo with a global reach, one came from just down the street while the other originated halfway across the globe.

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