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November 25, 2014
The Season in Lights

This Friday, November 28, we’ll celebrate one of my favorite signs of the season: flipping the on switch for this year’s ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank.

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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.

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.

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