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October 30, 2014
Two New Litters

The zoo’s newest arrivals have come in bunches! Today I’m happy to announce four dwarf mongoose pups at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and seven Mangalitsa piglets at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.

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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.

April 25, 2013
Call of a Century

If Chicagoans from 1910 visited the zoo today, they wouldn’t find much to recognize. A few buildings remain—Carlson Cottage, Café Brauer, the McCormick Bird House—but the zoo of that era has been transformed and modernized, much like the city around it.

April 18, 2013
A New Hatch

The Hottentot teals at Regenstein African Journey are one of the shier species at the zoo, but that didn’t stop our resident flock from producing two tiny ducklings last week.

April 11, 2013
Great Ape Economics?

With Kevin in Charleston this week for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, he graciously lent me this space to offer an update on the zoo’s work with great apes.

April 4, 2013
A Big Impact

When it comes to working with wildlife, zoos and aquariums have a broader reach than at any time in their history. Conservation that was once limited to an institution’s walls now spans the globe, bringing together experts from the world’s wildest places.

March 28, 2013
A New Bird Beginning

As you may know, I first came to Lincoln Park Zoo to be curator of birds in 1976. So while my current role extends to every part of the zoo, I’ll always have a special spot in my heart for the Bird Department.

March 21, 2013
Positive Steps for Nayembi

Baby gorilla Nayembi continues to meet welcome milestones in recovering from last month’s injury. The latest saw her return to Regenstein Center for African Apes, where she’s healing behind the scenes within full view of her family group.

March 14, 2013
A Bat Setback

Bad news doesn’t get any better just because it was expected. That’s especially true for the recent discovery of white-nose syndrome in wild bats in southern Illinois.

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