Science in Action: Snow Monkey Chooses Offspring’s Name via Touchscreen Computer Technology

What’s in a name? At Lincoln Park Zoo – science! A snow monkey, Mito, chose the name for her male infant using touchscreen computer technology alongside Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes researchers at Regenstein Macaque Forest. The infant, born August 3, has been named Minato! Mito, a 15-year-old Japanese…

Pepper Family Wildlife Center Now Open

Lincoln Park Zoo is roaring with excitement to announce that its new state-of-the-art habitat, Pepper Family Wildlife Center, is now open—welcoming lions and other carnivores back to Chicago! The $41 million renovation focuses on animal choices, from thermal comfort zones for cooling and heating to intricate rockwork and climbing trees for vertical complexity. To celebrate…

Pepper Family Wildlife Center: A Walk Through History

A journey through Pepper Family Wildlife Center reminds guests of the zoo’s rich, 153-year-old history, with its historic building elements. When zoogoers explore Pepper Family Wildlife Center for the first time, many will be amazed at the transformation of the historic lion house into a state-of-the art habitat. Although brand-new, Pepper Family Wildlife Center contains…

A Touch of Gray at Flamingo Lagoon

Lincoln Park Zoo has some ‘im-peck-able’ news! Two male Chilean flamingo chicks that hatched on July 17 and 27 are now visible in their habitat at Flamingo Lagoon. For the past two months, the chicks have been behind-the-scenes passing critical milestones and acclimating to their new environment. The chicks are easily identifiable by their gray…

Fall Fest Instagram Photo Contest

The fall season is one of the most beautiful times to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, and we want to invite you to share your photos for a chance to win fun prizes! Visit Lincoln Park Zoo during Fall Fest and post a photo at any of our photo stops listed below on Instagram anytime between…