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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.

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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.

September 12, 2013
The Recognition of Our Peers

Kansas City is the place to be this week if you’re part of the zoo community. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is hosting its annual conference, bringing together wildlife professionals throughout North America to learn from one another about the best ways to share, conserve and care for wildlife.

September 5, 2013
Construction Continues

When construction for Regenstein Macaque Forest began, I noted I had plenty of fond memories of Kovler Penguin-Seabird House, the building we were saying farewell to. That was a fitting way to put it, as the old Penguin House is now just a memory.

August 29, 2013
A Big Baby

60 pounds. 30 inches. Not your average vitals for a newborn. But when you’re dealing with a baby black rhino, it’s fair to expect things to be a bit outsized.

August 22, 2013
Baby Gorillas Back on Exhibit

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to share that visitors can once again see our two baby gorillas—females Nayembi and Patty—at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

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.

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