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Through the Eyes of a Scientist: Urban Wildlife During the Pandemic ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

Animals aren’t going to take over our cities, they’ve always been here. But with a little awareness, and a lot of science, we can make sure we thrive together.

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Introducing the Foleys ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

Lara Foley, M.S., and Charles Foley, Ph.D., recently joined zoo staff and have dedicated their lives to understanding and protecting Tanzania wildlife in one of the most rich and biodiverse

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Reaching New Summits ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

In a rapidly urbanizing world, how do you build wildlife-friendly cities? Through research, planning, and collaboration. The Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) held its first summit to

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Living Among Apes ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

For the last 20 years, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) staff have lived and breathed wild great ape research and conservation.

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A Year Later: What are the Youngsters up to? ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

In spring and summer of 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed arrivals of all shapes, sizes, and colors. From four red wolf pups to two growing gorillas to Romeo the rhino calf, what have the youngsters

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Enriching Ideas for Pets at Home ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

From favorite snacks hidden in puzzle feeders for primates to protein-packed bones for vultures, enrichment at the zoo comes in many forms! Why is enrichment an essential part of animal care at

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Family Trees ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

A northern catalpa tree stands just east of the zoo parking lot.

Tallying the zoo’s trees chronicles historic and current landscape and shapes plantings for the future.

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Spring Migration Takes Flight ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, insects are buzzing, and billions of birds are making their annual spring migration. Some birds start their journey as far south as the southern tip of

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Studying Animal Behavior at Home ›

by Lincoln Park Zoo

From eastern gray squirrels that forage around in parks and take shelter in trees to coyotes that travel throughout the city along corridors, urban wildlife is all around us in Chicago – whether

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