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April 14, 2014
Thrill of Birth, Agony of Loss

Even after two decades at the zoo’s helm, I’m continually impressed by our animal care team’s commitment to wildlife and the living creatures who reside here. They’re some of the most passionate, dedicated and selfless people I’ve ever known.

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August 15, 2013
Construction Begins

Plenty of visitors have spotted a notable new arrival this week: the construction fence that’s sprung up around the former Kovler Penguin-Seabird House.

August 8, 2013
Not Just a Summer Job

If I mention zoo careers, your first thought probably involves working with animals. That makes sense; our caregivers are at the heart of everything we do. But Lincoln Park Zoo has employees in fields from accounting to education, all doing their part to support and share the mission of Chicago’s free zoo.

August 1, 2013
Calling on Care

The zoo ideal is for every new arrival to be fully healthy and raised by attentive, experienced parents. While that’s the case for many births and hatches—our baby Francois’ langur is one example—others require expert intervention from animal care experts.

July 24, 2013
A Bright New Baby

There are many wonderful things about baby Francois’ langurs, but perhaps the foremost is that they’re so easy to spot.

July 18, 2013
Dodging the Heat

As the city goes through a mini heat wave, visitors may find themselves envying the harbor seals at Kovler Sea Lion Pool. These marine mammals spend their days in the water, buffered from the swelter above as they glide gracefully beneath the surface.

July 11, 2013
Vaccinating the Serengeti

Normally I use this space to tell you the amazing things Lincoln Park Zoo is doing at home and abroad, but this week I thought I would show you how the zoo makes a big difference a world away.

June 27, 2013
A Chimpanzee Celebration

Today was a milestone day at Lincoln Park Zoo as we marked two big birthdays. Male chimpanzee Keo turned 55, and female Vicky joined the half-century club at 50.

June 20, 2013
A Year to Remember

Today is Lincoln Park Zoo’s Annual Meeting, our yearly opportunity to gather the zoo’s Board of Trustees to take stock of the year behind us.

June 13, 2013
Help Conserve Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees have been in the spotlight at Lincoln Park Zoo lately. That’s not just a reference to Hank’s troop enjoying some outdoors time with the recent nice weather.

June 6, 2013
A Track Record Tough to Top

This past Sunday, thousands of runners streamed through zoo grounds during another successful United Run for the Zoo. Their high spirits on an unseasonably chilly morning seemed like a fitting metaphor for the energy and enthusiasm that have made Lincoln Park Zoo such a progressive institution for so many years.

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