Caring for Primates During a Global Pandemic

Among the most frequent questions I get about my work at Lincoln Park Zoo in the context of the global pandemic is, “Do the chimps miss guests?”. I find it a curious question given that in the previous two decades during which I have worked at the zoo, the questions tend to be along the…

Top 5 Reasons to Rent a Zoo Space for Your Holiday Celebration

This year, more than ever, has reminded us of the importance of reconnecting with colleagues, friends, and family. With the holidays fast approaching, Lincoln Park Zoo is here to help you plan for a safe and more memorable holiday experience with a private space rental! Renting a space at the zoo for your holiday celebration…

Our Nocturnal Neighbors

The cicadas sing on a beautiful summer night and you sneak outside of your house to toss some garbage into one of your bins. As soon as you turn the corner and the automatic lights flash on, your eye catches a fallen bin wiggle just a bit. In a moment of confusion, you watch as…

Animal X-Rays: An Inside Look

‘Tis the season for some ‘spook-tacular’ images! Veterinary staff at the zoo care for all animals furred, feathered, and scaled, which sometimes includes taking x-rays of species. With nearly 200 species at Lincoln Park Zoo, radiographs differ quite drastically from species to species. Below, take an inside look at a variety of radiographs, current and…