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August 20, 2015
Swabbing for Stress

How do you know that Lincoln Park Zoo is making a difference for animal well-being? A positive sign is when one of your researchers earns an award from the Animal Welfare Institute.

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February 25, 2013
A Rapid Response

In the zoo world, much of our time is spent preparing for all the things that could happen. Curators stress every wrinkle of an animal introduction, caregivers run drills for each imaginable scenario, veterinarians spend countless hours honing vital skills.

February 21, 2013
Innovators in Education

What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned at the zoo? It could be that giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as humans: seven. (Theirs are much larger, of course.) Maybe you’ve seen chimpanzees using tools at their termite mound or read how tiny red knots migrate 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America every year.

February 13, 2013
Two Tiny Takins

I’m very happy to announce some wonderful winter arrivals. Not just one, but two baby takins have been born at the zoo’s Antelope & Zebra Area.

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.

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