#LionWatch: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Three Lion Cubs

Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to report that the African lion pride continues to grow at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Four-and-a-half-year-old Zari gave birth to three cubs on January 9. Zari’s pregnancy was first publicly announced in early December. Over the course of the next few weeks, #LionWatch went into effect. If you’ve been following…

Lincoln Park Zoo Is Expecting a Lion Cub (or Cubs)!

Lincoln Park Zoo will hopefully be starting the new year off with a newborn lion (or maybe even a few of them)! The zoo has confirmed that 4-year-old female African lion, Zari, is pregnant and expected to give birth this January at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. This will be Zari’s second pregnancy; Pilipili, her first…

Namiko, Asian Small-clawed Otter

Please come by to help us welcome a new addition! Namiko, a 2-year-old Asian small-clawed otter, is currently settling into her new habitat at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the 13 otter species, weighing under 10 pounds and measuring up to 2 feet long. Their tails make up 10­–14…

Giving Tuesday at the Zoo

In a city where skyscrapers are built every day, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to being the place in Chicago for all things wildlife—where children learn to love animals, where adults rediscover what it’s like to wonder, and where nature isn’t just an escape, but the priority. This holiday season, we are more committed than…

Glorious Gorillas

The great care provided to the western lowland gorillas at Lincoln Park Zoo represents just a small amount of the innovative work our Animal Care staff, scientists, Veterinary staff and others do for this charismatic primate species. Now, in recognition of World Gorilla Day on September 24, we invite you to enjoy some videos about…