Naked Mole Rat

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a litter of naked mole rat pups on December 18, 2020 at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Six naked mole rat pups are doing well and continue to surpass critical milestones. The new arrivals are the first successful litter of naked mole rat pups at the…

Bird Arrivals

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of various bird species! From three African penguin arrivals to a Victoria crowned pigeon, learn more about the new additions. African Penguin Waddle you know? There are three new arrivals at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove! Three female African penguins, Rosie (red/white band on left…

Grey Seal

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a female grey seal to Kovler Seal Pool. Jersey, the new arrival from the Detroit Zoo, joins grey seal Charles and harbor seals Slater and Storm. Jersey will turn seven in January. Jersey was born in the wild off the coast of New Jersey. However,…

Why Did the Chicken Receive Great Care?

Because of Lincoln Park Zoo, and guests like you At Farm-in-the-Zoo, guests can find a few zoo favorites sharing a habitat with the chickens: guest engagement, animal care, and science. These elements form the backbone of decisions at Lincoln Park Zoo, but few spaces on grounds encapsulate the spirit quite like the chicken yard—where guests…

Beneficial Bugs

Who let the bugs out? The zoo’s horticulture team did! When asked to think about garden insects, most people would land on the term ‘pest’ before ‘beneficial.’ Although insects typically receive a bad reputation, certain species can help control plant pests. Inside Lincoln Park Zoo’s buildings, like McCormick Bird House and Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House,…