New Arrival: 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…

New Arrival: Utenzi, Eastern Black Rhinoceros

The zoo’s new arrival, Utenzi, will soon be viewable at Regenstein African Journey! In the coming days and weeks, he’ll be venturing outdoors, so you may want to plan a stop at Regenstein African Journey later this fall to welcome him! The 18-year-old male rhino is here from Cincinnati Zoo on a breeding recommendation from…

African Penguin Chick

“Waddle” you know…there’s a new chick on the block at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove! After a 38-day incubation period, an African penguin chick hatched on July 29 as part of the African Penguin Species Survival Plan®. The chick is the offspring of 16-year-old female Sunny and 13-year-old male TJ. The youngster is doing…

Prehensile-tailed Skink

On your next visit to Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, be sure to peer into the prehensile-tailed skink habitat and see if you can spot the newest arrival at the building. On July 21, a female prehensile-tailed skink gave birth—the first time this particular species has done so at Lincoln Park Zoo since 2003! The neonate…

Red Panda

There’s a new face at Pepper Family Wildlife Center! Lincoln Park Zoo has welcomed a 5-year-old female red panda from Franklin Park Zoo. The new arrival, Nisha, joins resident male Xiaobo (3 years old) as recommended by the Red Panda Species Survival Plan®.   Nisha is doing well and continues to explore her new habitat. …

Egyptian Fruit Bat

The next time you visit Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, peer into the darkness at the Egyptian bat exhibit to see if you can spot some new arrivals! Lincoln Park Zoo has welcomed 20 adult male fruit bats from Minnesota Zoo, all between the ages of 2-4 years old. These bats joined the currently-existing Egyptian bat…

Carlsbad Green Tarantula

There’s a new arrival at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome a Carlsbad green tarantula. The individual was placed in the zoo’s care after being confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials at O’Hare International Airport as part of a larger illegal export of other invertebrates. Learn more about…

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…

A Touch of Gray at Flamingo Lagoon

Lincoln Park Zoo has some ‘im-peck-able’ news! Two male Chilean flamingo chicks that hatched on July 17 and 27 are now visible in their habitat at Flamingo Lagoon. For the past two months, the chicks have been behind-the-scenes passing critical milestones and acclimating to their new environment. The chicks are easily identifiable by their gray…