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September 11, 2014
Help ID Chicago’s Wildlife

What’s the wildest animal you’ve spotted in your neighborhood? A rabbit dashing into the bushes? A raccoon trotting down the alleyway? Maybe even a coyote out for a morning prowl?

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November 26, 2013
Glide and Glow

The holidays are just around the corner, and that includes winter fun at Lincoln Park Zoo!

November 21, 2013
Peeking Out of the Pouch

There’s a new arrival I’ve been waiting to share with you for quite some time. But as any expert could tell you, it takes a while for a kangaroo joey to poke its head out of the pouch!

November 14, 2013
Welcoming Two New Chimpanzees

The past weeks have involved some juggling at Regenstein Center for African Apes. In addition to reintegrating gorillas Susie and Bahati into Kwan’s family group, our caregivers have welcomed two new chimpanzees behind the scenes as well!

November 7, 2013
Growing Gorillas

It’s an exciting time to watch the gorilla troops at Regenstein Center for African Apes. While babies Patty and Nayembi have captivated visitors in Kwan’s group, the all-male bachelor troop on the building’s other end also provides plenty of engaging activity.

October 28, 2013
New Zoo Royalty

As you know, we’ve been happy to celebrate the reign of baby King at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit. But the zoo has now welcomed more royal residents with the additional of a “crowned” lemur family at the Helen Brach Primate House.

October 17, 2013
A Window into Well-Being

Animals can’t tell us how they’re doing, but that doesn’t mean we’re incapable of listening. From day-to-day observations to high-tech tools, zoo experts have a variety of ways to monitor the health of species here and in the wild.

October 10, 2013
Catching Up with King

Hundreds of animals make their homes at Lincoln Park Zoo, but lately one has been on everyone’s minds. That’s baby rhino King, who continues to grow under the watch of mom Kapuki—and our animal care experts—at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit.

September 30, 2013
Remembering Keo

The Lincoln Park Zoo family is sad to bid farewell to one of our oldest friends. Chimpanzee Keo, the oldest male chimpanzee in a North American zoo at 55, was humanely euthanized today.

September 26, 2013
Repopulating the Prairie

Illinois was once dominated by prairie. Grasses and tall flowers covered much of the state, harboring wildlife uniquely adapted to this signature Midwest landscape.

September 17, 2013
Baby Rhino Makes His Debut

It wasn’t a sure thing the guest of honor would show, but that didn’t stop friends of the zoo from gathering to welcome the zoo’s newest arrival: a baby black rhinoceros born August 26.

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