Animal X-Rays: An Inside Look

‘Tis the season for some ‘spook-tacular’ images! Veterinary staff at the zoo care for all animals furred, feathered, and scaled, which sometimes includes taking x-rays of species. With nearly 200 species at Lincoln Park Zoo, radiographs differ quite drastically from species to species. Below, take an inside look at a variety of radiographs, current and…

How Do I Talk to my Child About Endangered Species or the Environment?

As parents, our goal is to raise our children to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted individuals. We want them to grow up to be successful in the world, but also to make a positive impact on their surroundings, on either a small or large scale. If you’re like me, a lot of that includes helping…

Polar Bear Check Up: Voluntary Blood Collection

For the first time in Lincoln Park Zoo history, a polar bear voluntarily participated in blood collection! Male polar bear Siku chose to participate in a blood draw, which allows Animal Care and veterinary staff to regularly monitor his health without the added stress of anesthesia. This voluntary behavior can also enable the zoo to…