Diana Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a Diana monkey infant at Regenstein African Journey. Cece welcomed an infant on April 23 as part of the Diana Monkey Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The infant has yet to be sexed or named. The youngster is doing well and joins the troop of four…

Japanese Macaque

Life continues at the zoo with the birth of two Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys! Nara welcomed a female infant named Nikko on March 15. A few weeks later, Ono gave birth to a male infant named Ozu on April 18. It’s no coincidence that both youngsters share a first letter with mom.…

Henkel’s Leaf-tailed Gecko

Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House celebrated the arrival of a Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko on April 13. After 107 days in an incubator maintained at 74°F, a Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko hatched out of an egg smaller than a jellybean. At hatching, the tiny gecko weighed 2 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime. Over…

Cinereous Vulture

There’s a new arrival at Regenstein Birds of Prey! Grimm the cinereous vulture has joined resident vulture Linda. Both Grimm and Linda are doing well and continue to receive carcasses to feed upon. Although vultures receive a bad reputation for both their unique appearance and diet, these scavengers play a vital role in their ecosystem.…

#RhinoWatch: A BIG New Arrival

For the last several months, the zoo and its supporters have been patiently awaiting the arrival of an eastern black rhinoceros calf. On May 19, after 15 months of pregnancy, Kapuki gave birth to a healthy calf—exciting news for the critically endangered species. As #RhinoWatch continues, we will post a timeline and updates as the…

Endangered Duck Arrives at Zoo

A rare duck species has arrived at the McCormick Bird House. Four Baer’s pochards, two males and two females, are now residing in the building’s Wetlands exhibit. Named for Estonian naturalist Karl Ernst von Baer, the diving duck species is native to eastern Asia. Baer’s pochards inhabit lakes, ponds, and coastal wetland areas with rich…