Red River Hog

There’s a new addition at Regenstein African Journey! Female red river hog Zamu has joined resident male Nox. She is doing well and continues to explore her new habitat. Zamu was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2012. She was recommended to come to Lincoln Park Zoo to pair with Nox by…

The Complexities of Care

When Regenstein Center for African Apes reopens, guests might spot new combinations of chimpanzees on any given day—including individuals who usually thrive behind the scenes. The next time you visit Regenstein Center for African Apes, things will be a little different. And the time after that? Well, that depends on the chimpanzees. For the past…

Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

In a room filled with warm light and optimistic keepers, an egg the size of a quarter lies silently in an incubator, a crack forming along its top. After years of planning, 23 days of incubation, and 36 hours of hatching, a tiny, pink bird with darkened eyes emerges from its shell. A Guam kingfisher—a…

Out of This World

Lincoln Park Zoo received national accreditation from the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Network for its herbaceous perennial hibiscus collection, a vibrant and natural addition to a cherished urban oasis. Over the past four years, herbaceous perennial hibiscus have taken root throughout Lincoln Park Zoo, becoming the most common genus of all the plants…

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung at Lincoln Park Zoo! With warmer weather and sunny days making an appearance in the Windy City, it’s the perfect time to visit the zoo and connect with wildlife. Be sure to make a reservation before journeying to the zoo. Reservations are released via Eventbrite at 4:30 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday…

Take Action With Us: Spring Migration

Spring is in the air and so are the birds! Spring migration has begun, and birds are busy on their journey. Every year, millions of birds die after crashing into closed windows during their trip. How can you help ensure that migrating birds have a safe passage? Check out the tips, below, and be a…

A Zoo for Everyone

Creating an inclusive place for all is an ongoing process. Discover the accessibility and inclusion initiatives Lincoln Park Zoo has recently implemented, as well as what is on the horizon for inclusivity at the zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Accessibility and inclusion initiatives…