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September 18, 2014
Sharing Care

Everyone who comes to the zoo likes to watch animals. It’s fun to get a glimpse of the wild, whether you’re seeing African lions survey their domain or observing the complex social dynamics of Hank’s chimpanzee group.

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February 27, 2014
Zoo Family Planning

Lincoln Park Zoo is always happy to celebrate new arrivals. As we’ve seen with baby rhino King or the tiny dwarf mongoose in the video below, zoo babies are hard to top when it comes to fostering a connection between people and wildlife.

February 19, 2014
West Gate Closing

Given the weather we’ve all endured, you might not think we’ve made much progress building Regenstein Macaque Forest. But the zoo’s next great exhibit continues to be on schedule. As a result, we’re taking our next step in the construction this week by closing the zoo’s West Gate until June.

February 13, 2014
Heart to Heart

It’s the time of year when we’re all thinking about hearts—and not just because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. It’s also American Heart Month, a time to reflect on the proper care of the organ that keeps us moving.

February 6, 2014
How Do Apes Think?

Chimpanzees and gorillas are amazing in their own right, but they can also teach us a lot about ourselves. These species use tools, plan for the future, communicate with their group mates…and deceive them. Sound familiar?

January 30, 2014
Birthday Boys

Brrr. That about sums up life in Chicago this week, as schools closed, temperatures fell well into the negative and everyone did their best to bundle up and hunker down.

January 23, 2014
Why Primates Live Longer

After the holiday season, who doesn’t feel like their body is slacking in burning calories? But new research affiliated with the zoo suggests it’s a scientific fact…for primates at least.

January 16, 2014
Not to Be Dwarfed

The past year was a year of big arrivals, notably black rhino King, who’s now tipping the scales at more than 500 pounds. But we like to celebrate the small ones as well. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the birth of two dwarf mongooses at Regenstein Small Mammal–Reptile House.

January 9, 2014
Enduring the Deep Freeze

We’re accustomed to cold winters in Chicago, but this week offered something else entirely. Record-low temperatures and Arctic winds caused much of the city to be shut down. While Lincoln Park Zoo remained open through the freeze, we took every step to ensure our animals—and people—were safe.

December 19, 2013
Thriving With Your Support

The past year was a big one for Lincoln Park Zoo. We broke ground on our next great exhibit, Regenstein Macaque Forest and Lionel Train Adventure. We welcomed new arrivals including a kangaroo joey, vulture chick, baby gibbon and, of course, black rhino King.

December 12, 2013
Cool in the Cold

As everyone who’s stepped through slush for the past week can testify, winter is here in Chicago. And much as the city has adapted to cold temps and brisk winds, Lincoln Park Zoo has also.

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