Making Climate-Friendly Choices

As we near the end of a toasty summer in Chicago, it’s a stark reminder that cities near and far are experiencing extreme weather—from intense rain events to wildfires. Deforestation and burning fossil fuels releases rampant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This excess carbon dioxide builds up and acts like a thick blanket…

Zoo Ball 2021: Roar with the Changes

Zoo Ball returns this year with a roar! Since 1976, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo has been committed to supporting the zoo’s mission by taking on extensive fundraising efforts to bolster the financial health of the zoo—providing critical support for capital, conservation, and education efforts. The Women’s Board is made up of more…

Pepper Family Wildlife Center Opening October 14

Above: African Lion females. Photo courtesy Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. The cat’s out of the bag! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce that Pepper Family Wildlife Center is opening to the public Thursday, October 14—welcoming lions and other carnivores back to Chicago. Joining the zoo is a pride of lions, including one male and…

Post from the President: A Heartfelt Thank You

Dear zoo friends and supporters, As Lincoln Park Zoo’s President and CEO for the last 26 years and a zoo employee for 45, I am grateful beyond words to be engaged in the most meaningful and rewarding work possible: preserving and sharing wildlife and nature with Chicago and the world. I have been equally humbled…