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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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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!

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.

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