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January 21, 2015
Snow Monkeys Step Outside

Winter weather has settled on Chicago, but here’s a snow sighting everyone can be excited for: the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest are now exploring their new exhibit!

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May 6, 2011
Hatched in the City, Taking Flight in the Wild
In each of the past few years we have proudly announced the transfer of trumpeter swans hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo to the wilds of Iowa. We won’t be making such an announcement this year, and that’s a good thing.
April 29, 2011
Bright Young Minds in a Wild Classroom

I'm just back from the 7th Annual Science Celebration at Café Brauer on zoo grounds, where some 200 participants in the Young Researchers Collaborative showcased their science projects. Topics ranged from comparing the behavior of lions with housecats to exploring the biodiversity of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk.   

April 15, 2011
The Elephant in the Room

Hello from Washington, D.C., where I am updating the Illinois delegation on Lincoln Park Zoo’s projects in Chicago and around the world.

April 7, 2011
Wild Rhinos & Chicago Scientists
I’m troubled by recent reports that African rhinos are falling prey to poachers in increasing numbers over the past few years. Organized crime rings slaughter the animals for their horns, which are sold in Southeast Asian medicinal markets.
March 31, 2011
Nature Boardwalk, Layover Location

While the thermometer is slow to realize that spring has started, birds have begun their northern migrations to warm-weather destinations. And just as they do on their southbound trips, many species use the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo as a layover location.

March 24, 2011
Notes from the Midyear Meeting

I am writing from the midyear meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in Chattanooga, where we’re focusing on research and species sustainability. We’re also discussing our ongoing assistance to zoos and aquariums in Japan.

March 17, 2011
Zoos Bond in Times of Crisis

We all direct our sympathies to Japan.

March 10, 2011
Communicating Our Core Messages
I’ve been busy lately overseeing not only animal care but also the administrative elements of my job. On Tuesday we participated in the 13th Annual Museum Day in Springfield, when representatives from museums, zoos and aquariums statewide discussed the value of our institutions with Illinois legislators.
March 3, 2011
Bright Grounds, Student Scientists & Big Cats

While the creatures that hiss, howl and hoot are the wild centerpieces at Lincoln Park Zoo, the silent life forms—flowers, plants and trees—are a beautiful backdrop. And with spring just around the corner (honest), our gardening efforts are ramping up.

February 24, 2011
New Arrivals and a 90th Birthday Party

New arrivals at the zoo are always exciting, particularly when they highlight the varied ways that a zoo collection can grow. In recent days we’ve welcomed two new arrivals in two different fashions.

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