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November 24, 2015
Nearly Time to Shine

The holidays are almost upon us, and with them the glow of ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ, which lights for the first time on Friday, November 27!

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February 27, 2015
A New Baby Gorilla

I’m thrilled to announce that Kwan’s gorilla group at Regenstein Center for African Apes has a wonderful new addition, as female Bahati gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday morning.

February 12, 2015
A New Red Panda Pair

The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is a great time to announce Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest pair—two red pandas at the Kovler Lion House.

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!

January 8, 2015
Warm in Winter

With Chicago once again in the grip of a cold snap, it’s a good time to reiterate that Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals are once again snug in their warm, indoor dens.

November 25, 2014
The Season in Lights

This Friday, November 28, we’ll celebrate one of my favorite signs of the season: flipping the on switch for this year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

November 21, 2014
An Auspicious Anniversary

Just a few weeks ago we saw Lincoln Park Zoo transformed for its 28th Spooky Zoo Spectacular. Zoo grounds were alive with ghouls and goblins gathering candy as local families enjoyed this free, fantastic fall event.

November 13, 2014
Polar Bear and Penguin Prep

The north side of the zoo has been busy with machinery this week as demolition proceeds for McCormick Bear Habitat and Polar Bear Plaza.

October 30, 2014
Two New Litters

The zoo’s newest arrivals have come in bunches! Today I’m happy to announce four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.

October 9, 2014
A New Baby Langur

Size aside, the baby Francois’ langur that joined the troop at the Helen Brach Primate House on September 30 is pretty easy to pinpoint: it’s bright orange.

October 2, 2014
Ready to Ride

Stoke the engine and raise the gates—the Lionel Train Adventure is ready for passengers! No need to check the timetable; this exciting new attraction will make its inaugural run today at 11 a.m.

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