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This press room has been created as a resource for working members of the media. It contains recent news releases and media materials from Lincoln Park Zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo's public relations team is available to assist with story development, interviews and logistics for news and feature media.

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All media requests should be directed to

Public Relations Director
Sharon Dewar
312-742-2246 (work)
312-927-5344 (cell)

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Recent Feature Releases


Black-and-White Colobus Monkey Born at Lincoln Park Zoo
September 23, 2015
Newborn on exhibit at Helen Brach Primate House
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Lincoln Park Zoo Hatches First-Ever Chilean Flamingo
September 17, 2015
Flamingo chick hatched at the zoo on Sept. 11, several more eggs incubating
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Threatened Ornate Box Turtles Hatch at Chicago Zoos, Prepare for Release
September 8, 2015
Turtles given a head-start at Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
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Free and open every day of the year, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes 3 million visitors through its gates annually.

Established in 1868 with a gift of two swans from New York City’s Central Park, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most modern institutions in the country, featuring advanced veterinary care, groundbreaking exhibits and wide-ranging conservation and science programs.

The Farm-in-the-Zoo brings the country in the city, offering cow-milking demonstrations, opportunities to greet the goats and the chance to help with the harvest at the sustainable crop garden.

Chimpanzee and gorillas make their homes in the naturalistic settings of Regenstein Center for African Apes. Scientists at the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes study the apes’ social groups and cognitive skills, using their research to help conserve these endangered species.

Silverback gorilla Kwan leads his groups at Regenstein Center for African Apes, mirroring the gorilla social setting of the wild. Lincoln Park Zoo has long been a leader in preserving this endangered species.

The three Jammin’ at the Zoo concerts are highlights of Lincoln Park Zoo’s summer season. Top acts rock out at the wildest venue in town.

The Amur tigers combine beauty and brawn, playfulness and power and they bound through their outdoor yard.

In addition to highlighting native plants and wildlife, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo offers visitors one of the best skyline views in the city.

The polar bear window is one of the most exciting destinations for zoo visitors. The big bear loves to swim up to the window and surprise her audience.

A faux termite-fishing mound prompts the great apes within Regenstein Center for African Apes to use their minds and dexterous fingers to retrieve goodies using tree branches.

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