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September 25, 2014
Chimpanzee Cues

Spend some time watching Hank’s group at Regenstein Center for African Apes, and you’ll see that the social life of a chimpanzee is some pretty complex business.

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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.

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.

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