Gorillas on the Line…Will you Answer the Call?

Lincoln Park Zoo is partnering with Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions across the globe for Gorillas on the Line, a cell phone recycling initiative. Zoo visitors can recycle their old cell phones, small electronic devices, and battery chargers in the collection box at Searle Visitor Center through September 24. Taking small steps, such…

Shaping Chicago’s Human-Wildlife Interactions

Why do we do science? There isn’t one answer. People become scientists for various reasons: to advance human knowledge, to solve interesting and challenging puzzles, to be the first one in the world to know something. I got into science for my own modest, humble reason; I wanted to change the world. Who doesn’t, right?…

Putting an End to Wildlife Trafficking

At O’Hare International Airport, two deliveries originating from Wichita, Kansas and destined for Beijing, China are seized — all thanks to a wildlife detection dog named Lancer. Between the two shipments, 25 box turtles are detected and confiscated. Curator Dan Boehm receives a call from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the 25…

Frosty Fun

‘Tis the season for frosty fun at the zoo! Complete with snowfall and dropping temperatures, winter has arrived in the Windy City. Fresh powder recently blanketed zoo grounds, transforming Lincoln Park Zoo into a winter wonderland. Take a look, below, to discover how species from across the zoo are enjoying the winter season. At Pepper…

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…

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…