Slideshows

A baby Francois' lemur cuddles with mom at the Helen Brach Primate House.

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

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

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.

See species from fruit bats to crowned lemurs enjoying pumpkin enrichment for Halloween.

Halloween Fun for the Animals
To get a head start on Halloween, we offered the animals pumpkins to play with! See species from fruit bats to crowned lemurs enjoying the edible enrichment.

Daxin's First Birthday
On August 16, baby white-cheeked gibbon Daxin celebrated his first birthday at the zoo. Here we take a look back at the great enrichment he received.

Goodbye Anana
Here we highlight Anana's living environment as well as her history at Lincoln Park Zoo, shortly before we say "goodbye" in anticipation of a new, state-of-the-art Polar Bear Habitat.

Cool Close-Ups
Challenge your usual zoo perspective as we zoom in on some of the most interesting plants, buildings and animals Lincoln Park Zoo has to offer.

 

Peeking Behind The Scenes
Have you ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes to make Lincoln Park zoo so special? From feeding to training, we highlight the details here.

Keeping it Real
For National Zoo Keeper Week we highlight the efforts of Lincoln Park Zoo keepers who perform a range of daily animal-care tasks.

In the Pink of Health
The zoo’s lead vet makes a house call to the Chilean flamingo flock’s dome for the birds’ annual medical checkups.

New Arrivals 2014
It has been a busy year at Lincoln Park Zoo so far! Here we highlight the newest species living and growing under the zoo's care.

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout at Lincoln Park Zoo

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Pitch a tent at the zoo and spend the night among the animals and gardens this summer! See what all the fun is about in this slideshow of photos from last year’s program.

Dwarf conifer at Lincoln Park Zoo

A Convergence of Conifers
Use this slideshow to help identify some of the two dozen specialty dwarf conifers recently planted around zoo grounds.

Baby gorilla Nayembi enjoys some special enrichment for her first birthday.

Happy Birthday to Our Baby Gorillas
It was a happy birthday for baby gorillas Nayembi and Patty! The zoo's Volunteer Enrichment Group and caregivers shared some fun edible enrichment at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Baby rhino King and mom Kapuki trot around the outdoor yard at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit.

King Grows Up
Follow the growth of the zoo's baby rhino, King, in this special slideshow, which tracks his development from birth to today!

Silverback gorilla Kwan digs into a pumpkin provided by animal care staff at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Happy Halloween!
There are no tricks, only treats at Lincoln Park Zoo as gorillas, pied tamarins and rhinos enjoy some special pumpkin enrichment.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo

Spooky Zoo Spectacular 2013
Costumed trick-or-treaters roamed throughout the zoo during our free, family-oriented Halloween celebration hosted by the Auxiliary Board. See all the haunted happenings!

A fresh, fishy snack makes for an encouraging rewarding during daily seal training and enrichment sessions.

Seal Enrichment Slideshow
Twice a day the zoo’s harbor seals participate in voluntary training sessions—and receive scaly treats for doing so! See the process with a special slideshow.

Polar bear Anana dives to the viewing window as members decorate the glass of her exhibit at Members-Only Morning.

Slideshow: A Wild Wake-Up
Attendees decorated the polar bear window, watched Andean bears enjoy special enrichment and talked with zoo endocrinologist Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., about how her research at the August 2013 Members-Only Morning.

Blue Ribbon SuperZooPicnic 2013
About 3,000 zoo members and their families enjoyed free, state-fair-style fun at the zoo’s annual, members-only celebration.

A prehensile-tailed skink enjoys some flowery enrichment.

Flowery Fun for Mother's Day
Happy Mother’s Day! Flowers make a great gift for mom, but they’re also a tasty treat for Bactrian camels, red-footed tortoises and prehensile-tailed skinks.

Nearly 300 members enjoyed exclusive access to the Heart of the Zoo for Earth Day weekend, decorating the black bears’ window and waking up with otters, tigers and more.

Earth Day Members-Only Morning
Nearly 300 members enjoyed exclusive access to the heart of the zoo for Earth Day weekend, decorating the black bears’ window and waking up with otters, tigers and more.

Bioko Island Expedition
Helen Brach Primate House assistant lead keeper Anita Yantz shares photos from the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program’s primate census expedition.

Feline and Dandy
The historic Kovler Lion House is home to several fascinating feline species. Learn more about them and the individuals who reside here.

The first of last year’s babies born at Regenstein Center for African Apes, Patty snuggles here with mom Bana.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
We celebrate the cute and cuddly aspect of the holiday by looking back at photos from a year of new arrivals, including baby takins, zebras, birds and gorillas.

An Array of Apes
Enjoy these portraits of the zoo’s gorillas and chimpanzees, from babies to bachelors.

New male lion Sahar is now a steady presence in his exhibit at the Kovler Lion House.

Sahar Settles In
The zoo’s new male lion is now a steady presence in his exhibit at the Kovler Lion House. See the new “king” up close.

Catching Up with A.J.
Cute baby pictures? It’s hard to top these of the Bolivian gray titi monkey born in August at the Helen Brach Primate House.

Rogues Gallery
With all the strange creatures roaming about the streets, it seems fitting to introduce a few of our own for Halloween.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular 2012
Costumed kids and families enjoyed a free Halloween event, hosted by the zoo’s Auxiliary Board, that included trick-or-treating, music and dancing and more.

Anana’s Autumn Swim
The zoo’s female polar bear enjoys a cool dip in her pool while diving for frozen fish treats tossed in by keepers.

To celebrate a new hatch for a species that's nearly extinct in the wild, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares some photos from his Bali mynah field conservation work in the early 1990s.

Revisiting the Wild Slideshow
To celebrate a new hatch for a species that's nearly extinct in the wild, President and CEO Kevin Bell shares some photos from his Bali mynah field conservation work in the early 1990s.

Members-Only Morning at FITZ
More than 350 Lincoln Park Zoo members enjoyed exclusive, early-morning access to the Farm-in-the-Zoo at our most recent Members-Only Morning on Saturday, August 11.

Jammin' at the Zoo
Our second Jammin' at the Zoo concert of the season on Friday, July 27, was a platinum hit. Hundreds of music fans turned out to party with headliner Better than Ezra and opener Tony Lucca on the zoo's Main Mall.

A black rhinoceros takes a bite out the Aon Center at Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Habitat.

Animals Eat the Skyline at Chi-Cow-Go
The zoo celebrated Chicago’s 175th birthday with a bovine bash. The fun kicked off with the unveiling of a redesigned "Cows on Parade" statue before moving to the rest of the zoo with Chicago-themed animal enrichment.

To wrap up National Zookeeper Week, we wanted to share some favorite photos we’ve taken of Lincoln Park Zoo’s wonderful keepers over the years.

Keeper Close-Ups
To wrap up National Zookeeper Week, we wanted to share some favorite photos we’ve taken of Lincoln Park Zoo’s wonderful keepers over the years.

Blue Ribbon SuperZooPicnic

Blue Ribbon SuperZooPicnic
Members and their families flocked to our annual member-appreciation shindig to enjoy state fair-themed fun and games.

 

European white stork Jethro was among the top dads featured on Father's Day

Father's Day Slideshow
As people celebrated dads of all shapes and sizes, we took a look at some of the top fathers at Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

Researcher Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., shares photos of wildlife sightings—and zoo work to save species—from her conservation trip to Tanzania and Rwanda.

A Trip to Africa
Zebras. Elephants. Mountain gorillas. Researcher Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., shares photos of wildlife sightings—and zoo work to save species—from her conservation trip to Tanzania and Rwanda.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Slideshow
Families flocked to the Farm-in-the-Zoo for holiday-themed fun featuring breakfast with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, craftmaking activities and animal encounters.

More than 350 members and their guests joined us in April to wake up with the south end of the zoo.

Members-Only Morning Slideshow
More than 350 members and their guests joined us in April to wake up with the south end of the zoo. Members-Only Morning participants enjoyed games, saw gorillas and gibbons start their day and tried their hand at “fishing” like a chimpanzee.

Female gorilla Susie climbs one of the yard’s boulders.

Gorilla Gardens Slideshow
Lincoln Park Zoo’s gardeners worked hard to replant one of the outdoor gorilla exhibits at Regenstein Center for African Apes this spring. Their work was rewarded as the great apes headed outside to gather some edible treats.

Hank, Kathy and Nana check out the new chimpanzees across the way.

Chimpanzees Check One Another Out
There were plenty of vocalizations and activity as Hank and Keo's chimpanzee groups spotted one another across neighboring exhibits.

 

Seeing and smelling the meerkats on the Use-Your-Senses Safari

Spring Break Safari Slideshow
From spotting klipspringers to leading mock vaccination campaigns in the Serengeti, 4-year-olds to fourth graders made the most of their spring break at Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers lets families explore the zoo after hours!

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers Slideshow
Families enjoy animal encounters and wild activities with this indoor overnight.

The Golden Years Slideshow
Highlighting some of Lincoln Park Zoo's geriatric animals and the specialized care they receive.

Adelor Memorial Slideshow
A remembrance of the zoo's iconic African lion. Photography provided by Tom Dunlap.

A Community Effort
Vice President of Education Rachel Bergren traveled to Montana to lead a community workshop. By partnering with teachers, the zoo is boosting efforts to conserve endangered black-footed ferrets in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Zoo Vets Slideshow
The Zoo Vets program brought third–fourth graders to the zoo to see how our experts in care diagnose and treat exotic animals. See a slideshow of the fun!

Veterans Feed the Giraffes on 11.11.11
As part of the zoo’s 11.11.11 celebration honoring Veterans Day and the calendar itself, veterans received a special opportunity to feed the zoo’s Baringo giraffes. See a slideshow of the fun!

Bringing Camp to the Community Slideshow
Lincoln Park Zoo offered 10 full Conservation Camp scholarships to kids in Mercy Housing homes, letting them join summer fun ranging from enrichment creation to “sharks and minnows” tag.
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo Slideshow
Nearly 250 educators joined us for the Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! In addition to receiving free curriculum materials and demoing field-trip activities, they also enjoyed a glimpse at the zoo after hours.
Pathway to Primatology Demonstration Slideshow
Education Programs Manager Jaclyn Peterson visited the Lincoln Park Apple Store to do a hands-on demonstration of how the zoo uses Apple technology to research great-ape behavior.
Jammin' at the Zoo Slideshow
A sold-out crowd stretched out on the South Lawn for music by Andy Grammer and headliner Colbie Caillat.
Zoo Crew 2011 Slideshow
Lincoln Park Zoo’s inaugural Zoo Crew campers explored conservation work with hands-on activities. See some projects these fifth–eighth graders tackled with this summer slideshow!
Conservation Camp 2011 Slideshow
Campers from 4-year-olds to fourth graders came to the zoo this summer to explore the wonders of wildlife. Here are some pictures of their summer fun!
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout Slideshow
In the July 15 Sleep Under the Skyscrapers, guests roasted s’mores, observed animals bedding down for the night and enjoyed comfy tents on the South Lawn.
Snake Signals Slideshow
Follow along as scientists reintroduce smooth green snakes to northern Illinois.
Wine & Wildlife: In Your Backyard Slideshow
In a relaxed setting, scientists from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute shared which animals are living in the Chicagoland area. Guests learned how “camera traps” help researchers track—and conserve—local wildlife.
Urban Gardening: Troughs and Planters Slideshow
Director of Horticulture Brian Houck led green thumbs in making their own “antique” planters.
What Can We Learn From Poop?
What can we learn from poop? You might be surprised. Scientists at Lincoln Park Zoo and research teams in the field collect fecal samples from wild animals to study everything from pregnancy status to stress levels.
Camera Trap Slideshow
Members of Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute recently installed camera traps at secret locations in wooded areas around Chicago. See a slideshow of wildlife they "captured."
Dr. Fisher Turns 90 Slideshow
Guests and gorillas were on hand 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.
Mystery in the Zoo Slideshow
See how our first group of animal investigators cracked the case of Mystery in the Zoo.
Snow Day Slideshow
Director of Horticulture Brian Houck shares Lincoln Park Zoo under a blanket of snow.
Nature Boardwalk Photo Contest Slideshow
Contributors to the zoo’s Flickr group helped record the first summer of growth at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. See their top photos…and follow up by contributing some of your own!
Bedtime Buddies – Regenstein African Journey
Families experience the zoo’s African animals after hours.
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers – Second Session
With Sleep Under the Skyscrapers, guests pitched tents on the South Lawn and explored the wonders of the zoo after hours.
Restoring the Smooth Green Snake
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists are working with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to restore wild populations of the smooth green snake. Follow researchers into the field as they introduce new hatchlings to safe housing.
Conservation Camp 2010 Slideshow
View photos of the fun at this year’s Conservation Camp.
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers Slideshow
Educators and campers set up tents on the south lawn to experience the zoo's urban ecosystem at night. See photos from our inaugural Sleep Under the Skyscrapers event.
Red Wolf Reintroduction Slideshow
Keeper Erin Hennessy takes us along as two pups from this year’s red wolf litter are “fostered” into wild dens as part of the recovery program for this critically endangered species.
Wine & Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti
Guests enjoy glasses of wine as they learn how Lincoln Park Zoo is leading efforts to save Africa’s crown jewel: the Serengeti.

Wine & Wildlfe: The Truth About Chimpanzees
Fans of wine and wildlife gather to hear David Morgan (Lincoln Park Zoo) and Crickette Sanz talk about studying—and conserving—the apes occupying the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle.

Bedtime Buddies Slideshow
Regenstein Center for African Apes welcomed families to see what the zoo’s gorillas and chimpanzees do after the zoo is closed.
Protecting the Puerto Rican Parrot Slideshow
One of the most endangered birds in the world, the Puerto Rican parrot had its population reduced to just 13 wild parrots in 1975. Habitat loss, hurricanes and predation had devastated a population that once numbered in the tens of thousands.
Chimpanzee Central
Graduate researcher Matt Heintz provides highlights from his six months studying chimpanzee play in Gombe Stream National Park.
Serengeti Vaccination Day
Graduate researcher Anna Czupryna takes us to vaccination day near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. By vaccinating domestic dogs against rabies and canine distemper, Lincoln Park Zoo prevents these diseases from impacting local people and wildlife.
Serengeti Wildlife
Graduate researcher Anna Czupryna shares some of the cool critters she saw during her trip to the Serengeti. Some of these animals, such as the lions, are being protected by Lincoln Park Zoo¹s domestic-dog vaccination program.
Safeguarding an Ecosystem
By vaccinating domestic dogs against diseases such as rabies and canine distemper, Lincoln Park Zoo and its partners benefit the entire Serengeti ecosystem - including people, wildlife and domestic animals.
Conservation Camp 2009 Slideshow
View photos taken during Conservation Camp 2009!
Zoolights 2009 Slideshow
View a dazzling array of wintertime lights!
South Africa Black Rhino Conservation
Endocrinologist Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, takes us along as she collaborates on a project to conserve black rhinos in South Africa.
South Africa Wildlife
While Endocrinologist Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, traveled to South Africa to aid black rhino conservation, she was also able to take in the wildlife of Addo Elephant National Park. Relive her experience with this slideshow of Addo wildlife!
Winter Wonderland
The first snow of the season at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Animals at Play
Balls, bubbles, barrels & bear hugs!
Pond in Progress
Work continues to transform the South Pond into the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. Pepper Construction spent the summer deepening and dredging the existing pond to provide a more hospitable home for native wildlife.
A Day in the Life
Lincoln Park Zoo, from morning to night.
Tanzania Travel Slideshow
Endocrinologist Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, takes us along as she and Vice President of Conservation & Science Dominic Travis, D.V.M., visit Lincoln Park Zoo conservation sites in Tanzania.
Red Wolf Travel Journal Slideshow
Follow the photo journal of Veterinarian Owen Slater, D.V.M., as he and Curator Diane Mulkerin travel to North Carolina to reintroduce four red wolf pups to wild dens.
Laughing Kookaburra Slideshow
See the development of the laughing kookaburra chicks at the McCormick Bird House—the first ever to hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo!
Red Wolf Pups Slideshow
View the red wolf newborns at Lincoln Park Zoo