Celebrate Sustainably: Tips for Gifting with an Eco-friendly Touch

‘Tis the season to spread a bit of cheer! With the holidays now in full swing, it’s that time of year when we’re all thinking of ways to give our loved ones gifts that bring joy. As part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s commitment to advocating for the environment and wildlife, our Green Team presents these…

Axolotls Endangered

The adorable amphibians called axolotls are having a moment. You may have seen them in the game Minecraft. Or you may have encountered plush versions at stores. Live ones can be found all over social media, too, with their colorful, fringed external gills and faces that appear to be smiling. According to media reports, the…

Parsing Palm Oil

This time of year, conservation-minded organizations shine a light on the ubiquitous use of palm oil in products people use every day. That’s because this oil, harvested from the African palm oil tree and now an important part of the economy in places like Indonesia and Malaysia (and also a growing piece of the financial…

Get Out the Vote for Wildlife

Election Day takes place on November 8, and this year voters will see on their ballots a referendum to protect the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Lincoln Park Zoo urges residents to vote yes in support of the forest preserves—and to encourage others to do the same. The forest preserves are a vital part of…

7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

As part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s vision to inspire communities to create environments where wildlife can thrive in an urbanizing world, we have long invited others to Take Action with Us—and we’ve offered suggestions on ways of doing it, including ways to make more climate-friendly choices that will help animals like polar bears in the…

Focus on Food Waste

Lincoln Park Zoo is proud of its conservation and science efforts. Our scientists are always working to arm others with more knowledge and more tools about the animals that reside here and around the world, so we can better help them and make it a world where humans and animals can coexist. Sometimes, this even…

Five Ways to Help Rhinos With Lincoln Park Zoo

World Rhino Day takes place on September 22! It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the eastern black rhinos here at Lincoln Park Zoo, Kapuki and her son Romeo, while recognizing that there’s still a lot of work to do when it comes to saving this critically endangered species. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, we’ve been…

Living Wildlife Friendly on Zoo Grounds

Thanks to the multitude of green open spaces as well as its location along a migratory bird flyway, Chicago has tremendous biological diversity—from flying squirrels to coyotes and more. But in cities like this, large swaths of concrete, shifted food resources, light and noise pollution, traffic, and other factors can sometimes create human-wildlife conflicts.  Lincoln…

Black-Crowned Night Heron Field Log: 2022 Season

To further the conservation and ecological understanding of the state-endangered black-crowned night heron, researchers at the Urban Wildlife Institute are studying the wild colony that has been nesting at Lincoln Park Zoo and the surrounding park since 2010.   Now, with more than 600 individuals, the Lincoln Park Zoo colony has grown to be the largest…

Planting Native Species to Support Monarch Butterflies

Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo is an urban oasis teeming with life. This serene, prairie-style wetland surrounded by a meandering boardwalk and native plants and trees is the perfect place for Chicagoans to connect with nature in the heart of the city. Four Midwest native species of milkweed are present around the boardwalk, allowing…