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May 21, 2015
Understanding Urban Wildlife

To many people, “urban wildlife” still sounds like a contradiction in terms. But as this week’s International Urban Wildlife Conference showed, the concept is inspiring impressive research around the globe—and highlighting the resilience of nature.

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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.

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.

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