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August 28, 2014
A King-Sized Celebration

Lincoln Park Zoo observed a big milestone this week as baby black rhino King celebrated his first birthday on August 26.

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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.

August 31, 2012
Introducing Kito

Votes came in all week on what to name the new Grevy’s zebra colt at the zoo’s Antelope & Zebra Area. While Daktari, Hanisi and Akili all had their supporters, Kito, meaning “jewel,” won with more than half the ballots.

August 21, 2012
Two Bachelors and a Baby

It’s been a busy week for the primate population at Lincoln Park Zoo! On Saturday, we were happy to welcome a new Bolivian gray titi monkey baby at the Helen Brach Primate House.

August 15, 2012
New Chicks, New Hope

One of the smallest bird populations in the world has just increased thanks to a recent hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo. I’m happy to announce that three Bali mynah chicks are growing behind the scenes at the McCormick Bird House.

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