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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!

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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.

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.

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