Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

The Winter 2014 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine explores animal anatomy from tooth to tail.  

Animal Anatomy

Exploring Differences from Tooth to Tail

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All Eyes…and Ears
From looking for prey to listening for a mate, animals depend on sight and sound to survive.

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Check out our favorite sights of summer with the Summer 2014 issue of Lincoln Park Zoo magazine.   Explore life cycles for animals throughout the zoo with the Spring 2014 issue of Lincoln Park Zoo magazine.   The Winter 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine is dedicated to answering your Zoo FAQs.     The Spring 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine shares how an expanded conservation toolkit is helping scientists and caregivers work together to save species.

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The Right Tail for the Task
From a beaver’s bottom to a black howler monkey’s prehensile “fifth limb,” many animals rely on an extra appendage that humans lack.

 

Trees for Chimpanzees
Lincoln Park Zoo keeper Leslie Lurz traveled to Uganda to participate in a wild chimpanzee-related field study. She shares the experience in words and photos.

Impressive incisors, millstone molars--as this guide shows, what a mammal eats is often dependent on its teeth.  

The Whole Tooth
Impressive incisors, millstone molars—as this guide shows us, what a mammal eats is often dependent on its teeth.

 

All Eyes...and Ears
Whether they’re spotting prey or seeking a mate, animals depend on these senses to interpret the world around them. We take a peek—and listen in—on some standout features.


New Slideshows and Movies   Browse all slideshows   Browse all movies
  A crowned lemur is cuddled in mom's arms at the Helen Brach Primate House.

Chimpanzees in Uganda
Zookeeper Leslie Lurz shares intimate photos of wild chimpanzees taken during her Earthwatch expedition field research in Uganda.

 

Photo of the Week
Access our Photo of the Week archive to relive some of our most prized photographic moments over the past several years at the zoo.

Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild.  

Chimpanzee Tool-Use on Camera
Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild. Opens YouTube video.

 

Baby Gorilla Birthday Party
Growing gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi celebrated their second birthdays with a big party for their family troop at Regenstein Center for African Apes.


New Interactives   Browse all interactives
Gorilla Azizi sequences items on a touch-screen.   Gorilla Azizi sequences items on a touch-screen.

Can You Sequence Better Than a Gorilla?
Watch how bachelor gorilla Azizi reached the next level in the zoo's touch-screen research--and then try his task yourself!

 

  Veterinary Case Study: Fennec Fox
This fennec fox had developed several small scabs on its paws. Keepers reported that it was observed itching on exhibit. What were the veterinarians’ next steps?
 
Grasslands, jungles and water—animals live all kinds of places! Show off what you know by matching each animal with its home.  
Where do They Live?
Grasslands, jungles and water—animals live all kinds of places! Show off what you know by matching each animal with its home.
  Nature Boardwalk Through the Seasons
Follow the seasons at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo with time-lapse photos capturing the growth of this urban ecosystem.