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As days become shorter and temperatures begin to dip, animals throughout the zoo are soaking up the last days of summer and preparing for cooler weather ahead. Help the animals greet the changing seasons with cozy bedding material, hearty snacks, and puzzling enrichment for all!

Happy Oaktober

This October, Lincoln Park Zoo is thrilled to recognize Oaktober, or Oak Awareness Month. As an accredited arboretum, the zoo is home to many trees including many historic oaks. In order to keep these trees thriving for many years to come, the zoo's horticulture team surrounds the roots of trees with mulch. Show some appreciation for the zoo's mighty oaks with an infusion of premium mulch!

This October, Lincoln Park Zoo is thrilled to recognize Oaktober, or Oak Awareness Month. As an accredited arboretum, the zoo is home to many trees including many historic oaks. In order to keep these trees thriving for many years to come, the zoo's horticulture team surrounds the roots of trees with mulch. Show some appreciation for the zoo's mighty oaks with an infusion of premium mulch!

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Happy “Howl”-o-ween

October 16–22 is Red Wolf Awareness Week. In the wild, red wolves are critically endangered and are keen hunters; their diet consists of rabbits, rodents, and other small prey. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers satisfy the red wolves’ carnivorous cravings with a variety of proteins, including rabbit—a favorite snack of Rhett and Becca. Provide the pack with meaty morsels to keep them snacking all month long!    

October 16–22 is Red Wolf Awareness Week. In the wild, red wolves are critically endangered and are keen hunters; their diet consists of rabbits, rodents, and other small prey. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers satisfy the red wolves’ carnivorous cravings with a variety of proteins, including rabbit—a favorite snack of Rhett and Becca. Provide the pack with meaty morsels to keep them snacking all month long!    

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Double Trouble

On October 1, we celebrate not one, but two fabulous felines at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. African lionesses Hasira and Cleo are celebrating their fourth birthdays! Help us celebrate the sensational sisters with enrichment items specifically designed to withstand the rough and tumble play that African lions are known for!

On October 1, we celebrate not one, but two fabulous felines at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. African lionesses Hasira and Cleo are celebrating their fourth birthdays! Help us celebrate the sensational sisters with enrichment items specifically designed to withstand the rough and tumble play that African lions are known for!

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Sweet Dreams for Sloths

October 20 is International Sloth Day, and Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating by recognizing its two resident Hoffman’s two-toed sloths! Aysan and Luigi can be found at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and Helen Brach Primate House, respectively. They spend their days hanging around snacking on leaves, fruits, and veggies. When it’s time for a nap, Aysan and Luigi both enjoy curling up in specially designed hanging boxes perfect for tree-loving sloths. Show your love for these animals with a new hanging home!

October 20 is International Sloth Day, and Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating by recognizing its two resident Hoffman’s two-toed sloths! Aysan and Luigi can be found at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House and Helen Brach Primate House, respectively. They spend their days hanging around snacking on leaves, fruits, and veggies. When it’s time for a nap, Aysan and Luigi both enjoy curling up in specially designed hanging boxes perfect for tree-loving sloths. Show your love for these animals with a new hanging home!

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I Vant to Suck Your Blood

Eating bloodworms for dinner may sound creepy, but not to emperor newts, whose diet consists of protein-packed insects and worms. Bloodworms, which are typically found in shallow water and can grow more than a foot long, are a favorite of the amphibious newts. Serve up a slithering side dish of yummy bloodworms today!

Eating bloodworms for dinner may sound creepy, but not to emperor newts, whose diet consists of protein-packed insects and worms. Bloodworms, which are typically found in shallow water and can grow more than a foot long, are a favorite of the amphibious newts. Serve up a slithering side dish of yummy bloodworms today!

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Mice are Nice

In their native Australia and Tasmania, nocturnal tawny frogmouths spend their nighttime hours hunting for insects and small animals. With their camouflage, it's nearly impossible to see them hiding among trees. When unsuspecting animals wander by, tawny frogmouths will pounce and subdue their prey with their powerful beaks. The frogmouth pair at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoys a steady supply of mice to stay active and healthy. Pick up some nourishing mice for these birds of the night!

In their native Australia and Tasmania, nocturnal tawny frogmouths spend their nighttime hours hunting for insects and small animals. With their camouflage, it's nearly impossible to see them hiding among trees. When unsuspecting animals wander by, tawny frogmouths will pounce and subdue their prey with their powerful beaks. The frogmouth pair at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoys a steady supply of mice to stay active and healthy. Pick up some nourishing mice for these birds of the night!

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Squash Goals

Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and they're chock full of fiber, making them a zoo superfood! The zoo provides animals throughout the zoo with fresh pumpkins, and many animals also enjoy canned pumpkin as part of their regular diet. Give the animals "pumpkin" to talk about with a hearty supply of the squash they crave!

Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and they're chock full of fiber, making them a zoo superfood! The zoo provides animals throughout the zoo with fresh pumpkins, and many animals also enjoy canned pumpkin as part of their regular diet. Give the animals "pumpkin" to talk about with a hearty supply of the squash they crave!

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Bobbing for Apples

An apple a day keeps the veterinarian away! Lincoln Park Zoo is home to both plains zebras and Grevy’s zebras—and both species love to snack on apples! Keepers at Regenstein African Journey and the Camel & Zebra Area provide apples as a sweet training reward for these stars in stripes. This fall, provide the zebras with a delicious infusion of crunchy apples!

An apple a day keeps the veterinarian away! Lincoln Park Zoo is home to both plains zebras and Grevy’s zebras—and both species love to snack on apples! Keepers at Regenstein African Journey and the Camel & Zebra Area provide apples as a sweet training reward for these stars in stripes. This fall, provide the zebras with a delicious infusion of crunchy apples!

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“HOO” You Gonna Call?

Unlike other birds, Eastern screech owls don't build nests. Instead, female owls lay their eggs in tree cavities, hollows, and even abandoned woodpecker holes. The owls return to the same nest year after year and lay their eggs directly on the layer of fur and feathers left over from previous meals. Wish Bixby, the Eastern screech owl at Pritzker Family Children?s Zoo, a happy H-"owl"-oween with a cozy new nest box!

Unlike other birds, Eastern screech owls don't build nests. Instead, female owls lay their eggs in tree cavities, hollows, and even abandoned woodpecker holes. The owls return to the same nest year after year and lay their eggs directly on the layer of fur and feathers left over from previous meals. Wish Bixby, the Eastern screech owl at Pritzker Family Children?s Zoo, a happy H-"owl"-oween with a cozy new nest box!

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“Eggs”-emplary Meal

The resident meerkats at Regenstein African Journey enjoy hard-boiled eggs, which supply them with essential vitamins and oils, as part of their specialized diet. Share this "egg"-straordinary snack with the meerkat mob today!

The resident meerkats at Regenstein African Journey enjoy hard-boiled eggs, which supply them with essential vitamins and oils, as part of their specialized diet. Share this "egg"-straordinary snack with the meerkat mob today!

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“Bone” Appétit

The resident African painted dogs spend hours chomping on delicious bones. These bones not only provide protein-packed enrichment, but also foster natural hunting behaviors—such as snatching the bones away from their cohabitants. Supply some “gnaw”-some enrichment with nutritious bones for the canine companions!

The resident African painted dogs spend hours chomping on delicious bones. These bones not only provide protein-packed enrichment, but also foster natural hunting behaviors—such as snatching the bones away from their cohabitants. Supply some “gnaw”-some enrichment with nutritious bones for the canine companions!

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What’s Poppin’?

It's Fall Fest time at Lincoln Park Zoo and the animals are getting in on the fun. The white-cheeked gibbon pair Burma and Murray enjoy celebrating Fall Fest with the rest of us with their favorite treat: popcorn! Pitch in for this seasonal snack!

It's Fall Fest time at Lincoln Park Zoo and the animals are getting in on the fun. The white-cheeked gibbon pair Burma and Murray enjoy celebrating Fall Fest with the rest of us with their favorite treat: popcorn! Pitch in for this seasonal snack!

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Make No Bones About It

To encourage cinereous vultures' scavenging and problem-solving behaviors, keepers scatter bones?like ribs?throughout their habitat at mealtime! The meat and bones provide protein while keeping mealtime enriching for this carnivorous bird. Make no bones about it, it?s going "tibia" a great meal for vultures Linda and Grimm when you help us serve up some protein-packed pickings!

To encourage cinereous vultures' scavenging and problem-solving behaviors, keepers scatter bones?like ribs?throughout their habitat at mealtime! The meat and bones provide protein while keeping mealtime enriching for this carnivorous bird. Make no bones about it, it?s going "tibia" a great meal for vultures Linda and Grimm when you help us serve up some protein-packed pickings!

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“Corn”-ival Treats

Corn on the cob is a favorite veggie for many zoo animals, including the chickens at Farm-in-the-Zoo! Keepers serve the plucky birds corn to start off their day in an a-"maize"-ing way. "Pop" a share into your cart and provide the chickens with corn on the cob!

Corn on the cob is a favorite veggie for many zoo animals, including the chickens at Farm-in-the-Zoo! Keepers serve the plucky birds corn to start off their day in an a-"maize"-ing way. "Pop" a share into your cart and provide the chickens with corn on the cob!

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Beautiful Bulbs

Did you know, it takes approximately 3,600 tulip bulbs to make the beautiful spring display on the zoo's Main Mall? Horticulture staff will plant these bulbs in the fall in preparation for the upcoming spring. Purchase some bulbs today and help us prepare to enjoy beautiful blooms when warm weather returns next spring!

Did you know, it takes approximately 3,600 tulip bulbs to make the beautiful spring display on the zoo's Main Mall? Horticulture staff will plant these bulbs in the fall in preparation for the upcoming spring. Purchase some bulbs today and help us prepare to enjoy beautiful blooms when warm weather returns next spring!

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“Fang”-tastic Fruit

Egyptian fruit bats love a sweet treat! Their long muzzles help them chow down on favorites like pears, apples, grapes, and bananas. You won’t need echolocation to find this perfect item—select a share of this delectable fruit medley for the bats today!

Egyptian fruit bats love a sweet treat! Their long muzzles help them chow down on favorites like pears, apples, grapes, and bananas. You won’t need echolocation to find this perfect item—select a share of this delectable fruit medley for the bats today!

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Trick or Tweet

When it comes to feeding carnivorous birds, keepers get creative to provide foraging opportunities that provide mental stimulation, foster natural behaviors, and give the birds the nutrition they need. Enter the hanging treat ball! This specialty feeder is comprised of a slotted ball, which keepers can fill with meaty treats and insects. The ball slides up and down on a stainless-steel kabob onto which additional treats can be skewered, giving the birds hours of foraging fun. Chip in today and provide the birds with a fancy new hanging buffet!

When it comes to feeding carnivorous birds, keepers get creative to provide foraging opportunities that provide mental stimulation, foster natural behaviors, and give the birds the nutrition they need. Enter the hanging treat ball! This specialty feeder is comprised of a slotted ball, which keepers can fill with meaty treats and insects. The ball slides up and down on a stainless-steel kabob onto which additional treats can be skewered, giving the birds hours of foraging fun. Chip in today and provide the birds with a fancy new hanging buffet!

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Second “Shell”-pings

Reaching up to 9 feet tall and 285 pounds, the ostrich is the largest living bird and the fastest bird on land. To ensure proper nutrition for these brawny birds, Lincoln Park Zoo provides a diet of seeds and plants and supplements their daily fare with oyster shells to boost calcium intake. Don’t be “shellfish,” shell out some oyster shells for the ostriches!

Reaching up to 9 feet tall and 285 pounds, the ostrich is the largest living bird and the fastest bird on land. To ensure proper nutrition for these brawny birds, Lincoln Park Zoo provides a diet of seeds and plants and supplements their daily fare with oyster shells to boost calcium intake. Don’t be “shellfish,” shell out some oyster shells for the ostriches!

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Hoppy Meal

Crickets are a food staple for many of the animals who reside at Lincoln Park Zoo—particularly the residents of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Before they become dinner, however, the zoo cares for these crickets just like any other animal. Crickets receive a complete cricket feed, giving them the nutrition they need to thrive and stay healthy as they prepare to become part of the food chain and nourish other animals. Aid the animals with some cricket feed to keep the food chain moving!    

Crickets are a food staple for many of the animals who reside at Lincoln Park Zoo—particularly the residents of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Before they become dinner, however, the zoo cares for these crickets just like any other animal. Crickets receive a complete cricket feed, giving them the nutrition they need to thrive and stay healthy as they prepare to become part of the food chain and nourish other animals. Aid the animals with some cricket feed to keep the food chain moving!    

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Bam-“BOO”!

Red pandas are unique tree-dwelling mammals that inhabit bamboo forests in their native South Asian range. Bamboo is the main staple of their diet, and red pandas spend most of their waking hours munching on the tender shoots and leaves—in fact, they can consume more than 10 pounds of bamboo per day! Keep red pandas Xiaobo and Nisha snacking with a substantial serving of this fibrous favorite!

Red pandas are unique tree-dwelling mammals that inhabit bamboo forests in their native South Asian range. Bamboo is the main staple of their diet, and red pandas spend most of their waking hours munching on the tender shoots and leaves—in fact, they can consume more than 10 pounds of bamboo per day! Keep red pandas Xiaobo and Nisha snacking with a substantial serving of this fibrous favorite!

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I Put a “Smell” on You

Scent enrichment is a feline favorite at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Keepers will spread dried spices and perfume throughout the habitats of lions and snow leopards to entice the big cats. Give the zoo’s feline residents some fragrant enrichment as they explore their habitat!

Scent enrichment is a feline favorite at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Keepers will spread dried spices and perfume throughout the habitats of lions and snow leopards to entice the big cats. Give the zoo’s feline residents some fragrant enrichment as they explore their habitat!

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Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate Halloween with a "smashing" display of pumpkins, which doubles as rolling enrichment for animals throughout the zoo! From rhinos and red wolves to monkeys and mongooses, turn mealtime into playtime with a "gourd"-geous array of vitamin-packed pumpkins!

Celebrate Halloween with a "smashing" display of pumpkins, which doubles as rolling enrichment for animals throughout the zoo! From rhinos and red wolves to monkeys and mongooses, turn mealtime into playtime with a "gourd"-geous array of vitamin-packed pumpkins!

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