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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.

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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.

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.

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