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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.

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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.

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.

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