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September 25, 2014
Chimpanzee Cues

Spend some time watching Hank’s group at Regenstein Center for African Apes, and you’ll see that the social life of a chimpanzee is some pretty complex business.

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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.

May 23, 2013
New Seals Swimming

Lincoln Park Zoo has changed immeasurably over the years, but one feature looks much the same now as in the zoo’s earliest postcards: the Kovler Sea Lion Pool.

May 16, 2013
Celebrating Science

A big part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s mission is connecting kids with science. But that exchange can go both ways, as I saw this week at the zoo’s ninth annual Science Celebration.

May 9, 2013
Good News for Nayembi

How is Nayembi doing? That’s a question I hear often from friends of the zoo, eager to hear how the baby gorilla is recovering behind the scenes at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

May 2, 2013
Global and Local

This week offered good reminders that conservation takes place at every scale, from global to local. The big picture was highlighted in a Monday visit from Congressman Mike Quigley, who met with zoo experts as part of a “Chicago Climate” tour of local environmental organizations.

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