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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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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!

November 9, 2012
Helping Rhinos Together

Most people look at a rhino horn and see one of nature’s most distinctive symbols. Unfortunately, others look at those same horns and see only a profit.

November 1, 2012
Planning for a Rainy Day

Like everyone else, I held my breath as Hurricane Sandy battered the northeastern United States. I saw footage of flooding, blackouts and downed trees, and I hoped the human impact wouldn’t be too severe.

October 25, 2012
Shifting Seasons

The past couple days haven’t confirmed it, but it is fall at Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s a great time to walk and take note of the changes in the zoo landscape—and animals.

October 16, 2012
Welcoming a Gorilla Baby

Silverback Kwan is usually the center of attention in his gorilla group at Regenstein Center for African Apes. But the focus will shift to a much smaller subject in coming months as the zoo celebrates a new baby gorilla.

October 12, 2012
Greetings from Australia!

I’m writing this from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) meeting in Melbourne, Australia. I’m fortunate to be one of three North American representatives on the WAZA Council, bringing together zoos from around the world to discuss key issues about animal care and conservation.

October 4, 2012
Revisiting the Wild

I’m thrilled to have more good news to share on the Bali mynah conservation front. Our breeding pair hatched a second clutch for the season, producing two more chicks to boost a species that’s nearly extinct in the wild.

September 27, 2012
Helping Hands

Last week I was proud to meet one of the zoo’s biggest supporters, a donor who understands what Lincoln Park Zoo means to the community—and wildlife around the world. He’s 8 years old.

September 20, 2012
Soaping Up for a Clean Migration

If you visited the zoo lately, you may have noticed many of the animal exhibits have soaped windows. Don’t worry—it’s not some abandoned cleaning project. Instead, the streaks are part of a seasonal effort to help millions of birds passing through Chicago on fall migration.

September 10, 2012
Seal of Approval

I’m pleased to announce that yesterday the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation Commission renewed Lincoln Park Zoo’s accreditation status for another five years. We expected this seal of approval, but it’s always rewarding to see your institution meet the high standards of the group overseeing zoos throughout the United States.

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