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August 28, 2014
A King-Sized Celebration

Lincoln Park Zoo observed a big milestone this week as baby black rhino King celebrated his first birthday on August 26.

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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.

February 16, 2012
A Great Zoo, Thanks to You

February can be a quiet month at Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s true that many of the animals stay active throughout winter. Recent guests have seen the red panda breeding pair chasing each other through their exhibit at the Kovler Lion House—an energetic courtship display, despite the cold weather.

February 8, 2012
Sympathies to the Zoo Family

Life at a living institution isn’t always easy. Today, I’m deeply saddened to report that female gorilla Rollie delivered a stillborn gorilla last night at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

February 2, 2012
Opportunities to Educate

As you’re likely aware, Lincoln Park Zoo has been in the news lately. And both instances are opportunities to educate.

January 26, 2012
Chimpanzees in Commercials

It has come to my attention that Chicago-based company CareerBuilder will again use chimpanzees in advertisements during the SuperBowl this year. Just like last year, I am upset by this news and disappointed with those who have chosen to use chimpanzees—dressed like humans—for comedic effect.

January 19, 2012
Calls to Action, Accolades and Animals

I’m just back from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Directors’ Policy Conference in Miami. I’ll refrain from describing the weather down there—no need to rub it in—but I would like to recap the events at the conference.

January 12, 2012
Notes from Miami

Greetings from Miami, where I am at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Directors' Policy Conference. (It's much warmer here than in Chicago. I apologize.) 

January 5, 2012
Looking Back, Moving Forward

First, a look back. 2011 was a great year for Lincoln Park Zoo, capped off with a record-setting season of ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One. We welcomed more than 365,000 visitors to ZooLights, thanks to mild weather, fun new features and the simple appeal of strolling the zoo illuminated by more than 2 million lights. 

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