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…

Measuring Animal Welfare

Science is always in action here at Lincoln Park Zoo! The zoo uses science to evaluate and enhance the welfare of the animals in its care. ZooMonitor, a mobile app developed by Lincoln Park Zoo to record and analyze animal behavior, is one way the zoo uses science to provide the best care possible and…