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August 7, 2014
Stretching into the Sky

If you’ve made your way through the heart of the zoo lately, you may have noticed that Regenstein Macaque Forest is starting to look like a real exhibit!

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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. 

December 15, 2011
Wild in Winter

Winter is taking its time arriving in Chicago, and that’s fine with me—our unseasonably mild temps have been pleasant. Of course, the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo are prepared for the first snowstorm to hit, as are the landscaping crews who make our grounds beautiful and accessible when the white stuff falls.

December 8, 2011
Wild Digital Wonder

As president of Lincoln Park Zoo, I take great pride in seeing people celebrate the zoo the same way I do each day. And each holiday season, we celebrate during crisp winter nights with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One.

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