Remembering Lincoln Park Zoo Director Dr. Lester E. Fisher

Lincoln Park Zoo is saddened to share former Zoo Director Dr. Lester E. Fisher passed away at the age of 100 on December 22. A Lincoln Park Zoo icon and household name, Dr. Fisher transformed the notion of what a zoo is during his 30-year tenure as zoo director of Lincoln Park Zoo, emphasizing the…

Leaving a Legacy

We give a sincere thank you to Kevin Bell for serving as Lincoln Park Zoo’s President and CEO for the last 26 years.

Lincoln Park Zoo Responds to CVS’ Promise to Stop Selling Problematic Greeting Cards Featuring Chimpanzees

Lincoln Park Zoo applauds this week’s decision by CVS to ban the selling of greeting cards featuring unnatural images of great apes. Although this seems like a small step, this action will have a positive and enduring impact on chimpanzee conservation efforts. Chimpanzee, Cashew, at Regenstein Center for African Apes  Since 2010, the zoo’s Lester…

The Pride of Chicago

On an unusually warm evening for a Chicago fall, the clouds filled the sky, a sign of the rain to come. As the sun set, amber and coral cumulus mountains formed in the distance, casting a golden hour glow on the cityscape. It would seem like just another night in Chicago if it weren’t for…

Pygmy Hippopotamus

There’s a new arrival at Regenstein African Journey! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome 22-year-old pygmy hippo Pogo. Pogo arrived from ZooTampa as recommended by the Pygmy Hippopotamus Species Survival Plan® (SSP). He is doing well and has been engaged in positive reinforcement training sessions with Animal Care staff. Pygmy hippopotamuses were named for…

Black-and-white Colobus Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a black-and-white colobus monkey at Helen Brach Primate House! The female infant was born on November 12 to dam Kutaka and sire Keanjaha as recommended by the Guereza Colobus Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The infant is doing well and continues to pass critical milestones. She…

Winter Learning at the Zoo

Calling all youngsters! The zoo is the perfect place to learn about the natural world and connect with animals. From stimulating curiosity through play during LEAP (Learn, Explore, and Play) to tuning into the zoo’s new web series, ABCs of Lincoln Park Zoo, discover more about winter learning opportunities at the zoo below:   LEAP…