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September 18, 2014
Sharing Care

Everyone who comes to the zoo likes to watch animals. It’s fun to get a glimpse of the wild, whether you’re seeing African lions survey their domain or observing the complex social dynamics of Hank’s chimpanzee group.

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January 31, 2013
How Long Do They Live?

This Sunday marked the third birthday for African lion, Sahar. Beyond giving our staff and visitors something fun to celebrate, the special occasion also highlighted how Lincoln Park Zoo has led the way in developing a new understanding of the animals in our care.

January 24, 2013
Combining Learning and Care

Lincoln Park Zoo is known for working with great apes, but our efforts in that area don’t just extend to offering world-class care. It includes learning from gorillas and chimpanzees as well.

January 17, 2013
Working Together in New Orleans

Greetings from New Orleans! I’m down in Louisiana for an annual meeting with directors from other institutions in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

January 10, 2013
Setting New Marks

Did you take in the holiday glow of ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One this year? If so, you probably weren’t alone, as we welcomed a record 420,484 guests this year!

December 20, 2012
Thanks for Another Great Year

It’s been a busy year for Lincoln Park Zoo. We’ve seen two gorilla babies, a new male lion on the prowl at the Kovler Lion House and the formation of the zoo’s first-ever gorilla bachelor troop at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

December 13, 2012
Wild Chicago

Is Nature Boardwalk an urban oasis for local wildlife? As countless bird sightings, mammal tracks and turtle-telemetry readings over the past two years have told us, the answer is yes.

December 6, 2012
Saving the Serengeti

It’s always instructive to see your work through someone else’s eyes. When you’re close to a project, working day-to-day to bring it to fruition, it’s easy to focus on the next milestone instead of celebrating what you’ve already achieved.

November 29, 2012
ZooLights Are Shining

It’s time again for one of my favorite sights of the season—Lincoln Park Zoo lit up in millions of lights.

November 19, 2012
A Second Gorilla Baby!

I’m thrilled to announce that Kwan’s gorilla group has now welcomed a second baby gorilla. Female Rollie went into labor on Friday, November 16, and Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed its 52nd gorilla birth later that day.

November 13, 2012
It's a Girl!

Over the past month, we’ve carefully watched the baby gorilla adapt to life at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Now, thanks to some especially careful watching on the part of animal care staff, we’re happy to announce the new arrival is a girl!

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