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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. It’s one of the many ways the zoo’s Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes is helping us understand our closest cousins.


Nayembi's Journey
As Nayembi gets ready for her second birthday, Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares how the growing gorilla recovered from an injury as a baby--and is thriving with her family today!


Keeping it Real
Every spring, zoo scientists head to Michigan to catch up with a population of eastern massasauga rattlesnakes. See how this wild fieldwork helps a local species in need of conservation.


Trek to the Goualougo Triangle
Watch a video of the arduous journey taken by zoo researchers to reach the remote Congo forest home of wild gorillas and chimpanzees.


Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day
To celebrate the holiday, our animal care experts offered the gorillas at Regenstein Center for African Apes some special treats. Watch mom Bana and baby Patty enjoy gelatin hearts...although Patty has to get her own!


Making New Milestones
For some Lincoln Park Zoo apes, including gorilla Azizi, sequencing objects is old news. In the video below, Fisher Center Director Steve Ross explains how the next step will test their memory--and reveal more about how chimpanzees and gorillas think.


Jumping Joey

Lincoln Park Zoo’s 7-month-old red kangaroo joey—the first of his marsupial species ever born at the zoo—climbs out of mom’s pouch for a quick hop around his family’s outdoor yard at the Antelope & Zebra Area.


What’s Inside the Pumpkin?
It’s more Halloween fun at Lincoln Park Zoo as juvenile gorilla Azizi discovers a special snack inside a pumpkin carved for him by the caregivers at Regenstein Center for African Apes.


Saving the Serengeti
See how a zoo-led vaccination program protects people, pets and predators such as lions in one of Africa's signature ecosystems. Lincoln Park Zoo scientist Anna Czupryna walks us through her research a world away.


One Big Easter Egg
As part of the Easter festivities, the Allen's swamp monkeys teased treats out of an oversized egg. Special enrichment throughout the year lets the animals exercise bodies and minds.


Easter Fun at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
The zoo’s farm team gets a head start on the Easter weekend holiday fun. Watch the goats make a meal of their egg hunt.


Polar Bear Explores the Snow
As part of our Polar Bear Awareness Week celebration, here's a video of Anana enjoying the snow in her exhibit.


A Slow and Steady Hatch
Here's video of the ornate box turtle hatchlings breaking through their eggshells at the Kovler Lion House. Lincoln Park Zoo is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore the species to Illinois.


Dual Lions
One last bit of enrichment fun from the Chi-Cow-Go event celebrating Chicago’s 175th birthday—Sahar chews a “rival” from the Art Institute of Chicago.


Sweet Home Chicago
Last week Lincoln Park Zoo's animals were offered Chicago-style enrichment to celebrate the city's 175th birthday. See how chimpanzees, gorillas, meerkats and more reacted to the skyline-sized fun.


Protecting and Connecting with Nature
From seeing chimpanzees against the Chicago skyline to reintroducing smooth green snakes to the wild, sustainable filmmakers Green Living Project share how Lincoln Park Zoo promotes wildlife and conservation in the heart of the city.

Guests and gorillas were on hand February 24 to wish a happy birthday to Lincoln Park Zoo legend Dr. Lester E. Fisher. See the fun—including piñata "cake" and "presents" for the animal attendees.