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September 11, 2014
Help ID Chicago’s Wildlife

What’s the wildest animal you’ve spotted in your neighborhood? A rabbit dashing into the bushes? A raccoon trotting down the alleyway? Maybe even a coyote out for a morning prowl?

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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.

August 7, 2012
A Head Start for Ornate Box Turtles

Right now, behind the scenes at the Kovler Lion House, 18 hatchling ornate box turtles are experiencing their first days of life. It’s a welcome milestone for a species Lincoln Park Zoo is helping to restore to Illinois.

August 2, 2012
A Party in Pink

Before I recap last night’s excellent Wine & Wildflowers Garden Party, I have to confess something I learned just recently about zoo grounds. This summer we’re showcasing a pink color scheme.

July 26, 2012
A New Conservation Leader

Lincoln Park Zoo’s conservation and science projects have moved from nonexistent to world-class in a little more than 20 years. Looking for our next conservation leader, we wanted a researcher who could maintain that level of excellence while finding exciting new opportunities at the zoo and in the wild.

July 17, 2012
Weathering the Storm

I’m happy to report that last week’s Zoo Ball raised more than $1 million for Lincoln Park Zoo. For a while on Friday, though, it seemed the zoo’s top fundraiser was going to be a washout.

July 12, 2012
A Big Tent, Making a Big Difference

If you visited the zoo this week, you probably noticed the massive tent stretching over the Main Mall. I saw plenty of guests resting beneath it, enjoying a nice bit of shade. Tomorrow, though, it will be transformed, taking on a new elegance as it shelters Lincoln Park Zoo’s largest fundraiser.

July 5, 2012
Keeping Cool

Like the rest of the city, Lincoln Park Zoo has been feeling the heat. In the face of record temperatures, caregivers are following our plan to keep animals safe and comfortable.

June 28, 2012
Making the Grade

Lincoln Park Zoo has been checked out from top to bottom this week. Not just by visitors eager to see baby piglets or the new pack of African wild dogs but also by an inspection team from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

June 21, 2012
Looking Back and Moving Forward

Tonight marks Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual meeting. It’s a chance to review the past year with the Board of Trustees and special friends of the zoo, looking at our many accomplishments supporting the only privately managed free zoo in the United States and planning the year ahead.

June 14, 2012
Visit Keo’s Chimpanzees

With the replacement window in place at Regenstein Center for African Apes, I’m happy to announce we again have a full building of great apes. Keo’s chimpanzee group has moved onto exhibit, giving guests the chance to visit a Lincoln Park Zoo icon.

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