Wish List

This month’s Wish List highlights the hard-working dads at Lincoln Park Zoo! Whether celebrating fathers of the family or settling into the warmer weather, all animals at the zoo will enjoy special enrichment and nutritious treats this month! Thank you for your support!

Like Father, like Son

While Kwan’s offspring continue to grow at Regenstein Center for African Apes, the western lowland gorilla troop is buzzing with activity! Keepers fill coconut shells with frozen, diluted fruit juice and sugar-free gelatin, which they hide throughout the troop’s exhibit to encourage foraging and healthy snacking for the family! It’s worth the squeeze, so supply the troop with some frozen juice this Father’s Day!

While Kwan’s offspring continue to grow at Regenstein Center for African Apes, the western lowland gorilla troop is buzzing with activity! Keepers fill coconut shells with frozen, diluted fruit juice and sugar-free gelatin, which they hide throughout the troop’s exhibit to encourage foraging and healthy snacking for the family! It’s worth the squeeze, so supply the troop with some frozen juice this Father’s Day!

$12
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Sweet Child O’ Myna

A strikingly beautiful bird, the Bali mynah displays white plumage, black wing tips, and coloration around the eyes like a bright blue sky! In the wild, both male and females bring meals—including fruit, seeds, worms, and insects—back to their nests. Provide a tasty treat of unsalted nuts for the mynahs this month!

A strikingly beautiful bird, the Bali mynah displays white plumage, black wing tips, and coloration around the eyes like a bright blue sky! In the wild, both male and females bring meals—including fruit, seeds, worms, and insects—back to their nests. Provide a tasty treat of unsalted nuts for the mynahs this month!

$7
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Proud to ‘Bee’ Me

Approximately 3,500 bulbs and gorgeous summer annuals have been planted across zoo grounds and Nature Boardwalk. More than just for looks, some flowers are hummingbird favorites and feed visiting pollinators. Purchase some plants and bulbs today and admire the beauty of each and every flower!

Approximately 3,500 bulbs and gorgeous summer annuals have been planted across zoo grounds and Nature Boardwalk. More than just for looks, some flowers are hummingbird favorites and feed visiting pollinators. Purchase some plants and bulbs today and admire the beauty of each and every flower!

$10
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A ‘Paw’sitively Excellent Birthday!

This month is African painted dog Mikumi’s seventh birthday! Provide hours of ‘gnaw’-some enrichment with a nutritious bone. Throw Mikumi a bone, and share some tasty enrichment to celebrate his birthday!

This month is African painted dog Mikumi’s seventh birthday! Provide hours of ‘gnaw’-some enrichment with a nutritious bone. Throw Mikumi a bone, and share some tasty enrichment to celebrate his birthday!

$6
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Hakuna Matata

The four members of the meerkat mob at Lincoln Park Zoo are a curious and active bunch! A great way to keep the meerkats active and exploring is with honeycomb feeders. These feeders allow keepers to present treats in a new, creative way and encourage problem-solving among the curious crew. Select a share of a sweet new enrichment item the meerkats will love!

The four members of the meerkat mob at Lincoln Park Zoo are a curious and active bunch! A great way to keep the meerkats active and exploring is with honeycomb feeders. These feeders allow keepers to present treats in a new, creative way and encourage problem-solving among the curious crew. Select a share of a sweet new enrichment item the meerkats will love!

$10
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Hungry like the Armadillo

When seasoned armadillo dad Duran is on the hunt for a tasty snack of waxworms, he uses his long, sticky tongue and keen sense of smell to gather his meal. Purchase a share of waxworms to feed his insatiable hunger!

When seasoned armadillo dad Duran is on the hunt for a tasty snack of waxworms, he uses his long, sticky tongue and keen sense of smell to gather his meal. Purchase a share of waxworms to feed his insatiable hunger!

$9
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Gaga for Hydrangea!

Hydrangeas are a focal niche of Lincoln Park Zoo! The zoo displays more than 40 different types of the exquisite blooms, in shades of pink, purple, and white. Help our Horticulture team add lovely new hydrangeas to the zoo's landscape this summer!

Hydrangeas are a focal niche of Lincoln Park Zoo! The zoo displays more than 40 different types of the exquisite blooms, in shades of pink, purple, and white. Help our Horticulture team add lovely new hydrangeas to the zoo's landscape this summer!

$8
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You’re ‘Shrimp’ly the Best!

To create an exciting challenge for the zoo’s North American river otters, keepers fill grape vine balls with an assortment of sublime seafood the otters love best. The grape vine ball requires the otters to ‘fish’ pieces of their meal out with their dexterous paws. Make mealtime an enriching experience with the purchase of a seafood medley these otters love!

To create an exciting challenge for the zoo’s North American river otters, keepers fill grape vine balls with an assortment of sublime seafood the otters love best. The grape vine ball requires the otters to ‘fish’ pieces of their meal out with their dexterous paws. Make mealtime an enriching experience with the purchase of a seafood medley these otters love!

$12
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Fifty Shades of ‘Prey’

In the wild, African rock pythons can reach up to 25 feet long and feed on a variety of prey, such as large rodents, monkeys, fruit bats, monitor lizards, and even crocodiles. As a part of their specialized diet, keepers feed the resident serpents quail to satisfy their meaty cravings. Sneak a snack of hearty quail to the snake today!

In the wild, African rock pythons can reach up to 25 feet long and feed on a variety of prey, such as large rodents, monkeys, fruit bats, monitor lizards, and even crocodiles. As a part of their specialized diet, keepers feed the resident serpents quail to satisfy their meaty cravings. Sneak a snack of hearty quail to the snake today!

$8
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Flamingo Families

The Chilean flamingo flock at Lincoln Park Zoo has a variety of bonded pairs, including a polygamous trio of one female and two male flamingos. When the flamingos lay eggs, keepers use large brooder boxes to store and protect the eggs while they grow. Brooders are essential to safely hatching chicks laid by flamingos. Year after year, this trio bonds over collaboratively building a mud mound for their eggs. Ensure safe delivery of their chicks by selecting a share of brooder boxes today!

The Chilean flamingo flock at Lincoln Park Zoo has a variety of bonded pairs, including a polygamous trio of one female and two male flamingos. When the flamingos lay eggs, keepers use large brooder boxes to store and protect the eggs while they grow. Brooders are essential to safely hatching chicks laid by flamingos. Year after year, this trio bonds over collaboratively building a mud mound for their eggs. Ensure safe delivery of their chicks by selecting a share of brooder boxes today!

$9
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Menace for Lettuce

In the wild, Hoffmann's two-toed sloths are nocturnal, feeding on lettuce, leaves, and fruit. Though sloths are some of the slowest moving animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, you'd be surprised how quickly Carlos can move for his favorite snack—crunchy lettuce! Treat this 12-time dad to a nutritious treat this Father's Day when you purchase some delicious lettuce!

In the wild, Hoffmann's two-toed sloths are nocturnal, feeding on lettuce, leaves, and fruit. Though sloths are some of the slowest moving animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, you'd be surprised how quickly Carlos can move for his favorite snack—crunchy lettuce! Treat this 12-time dad to a nutritious treat this Father's Day when you purchase some delicious lettuce!

$10
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Papa Roach

Dubia roaches are high in protein and low in fat—making them a perfect dietary enrichment item for chameleons and other insectivores. Purchase a share of supper club-rated grub that’s never a last resort!

Dubia roaches are high in protein and low in fat—making them a perfect dietary enrichment item for chameleons and other insectivores. Purchase a share of supper club-rated grub that’s never a last resort!

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‘Owl’ Always Love You

With cold weather behind us, the snowy owls at Lincoln Park Zoo are exhibiting nesting behavior at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit. Help make the magic happen this nesting season by providing a delicious snack of mice for this pair!

With cold weather behind us, the snowy owls at Lincoln Park Zoo are exhibiting nesting behavior at Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit. Help make the magic happen this nesting season by providing a delicious snack of mice for this pair!

$5
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Fun for the Family

A mid-ranking adult male in the zoo’s Japanese macaque troop, Miyagi is frequently referred to by keepers as ‘Mr. Mom.’ Snow monkey youngsters love to spend time with their doting dad! Provide the snow monkeys with a puzzle of their own by purchasing a looking bowl, a feeder attached behind a mirror, to keep them curious!

A mid-ranking adult male in the zoo’s Japanese macaque troop, Miyagi is frequently referred to by keepers as ‘Mr. Mom.’ Snow monkey youngsters love to spend time with their doting dad! Provide the snow monkeys with a puzzle of their own by purchasing a looking bowl, a feeder attached behind a mirror, to keep them curious!

$11
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Skip, Skip to My Lou

Our domestic pigs at Farm-in-the-Zoo may not be skipping, but they certainly don’t skip a beat when they have a chance to play with Looky Lous—plastic mirrors that encourage their curious and investigative nature. With a new Looky Lou in their pen, the pigs may want to give you “hogs” and kisses for your generosity!

Our domestic pigs at Farm-in-the-Zoo may not be skipping, but they certainly don’t skip a beat when they have a chance to play with Looky Lous—plastic mirrors that encourage their curious and investigative nature. With a new Looky Lou in their pen, the pigs may want to give you “hogs” and kisses for your generosity!

$12
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I Like Long ‘Waddles’ on the Beach

In celebration of Pride Month, provide Lincoln Park Zoo’s same-sex African penguin pair with anchovies and an array of their favorite enrichment—like baby toys, hamster balls filled with fish, or ice cube trays to make fishcicles! Like many penguins, Pilchard and Maynard have formed a strong bond, spend most of their days together, and share a nest! Cater to this perfect pair with a gift of their most treasured food and enrichment items to kick off the summer season!

In celebration of Pride Month, provide Lincoln Park Zoo’s same-sex African penguin pair with anchovies and an array of their favorite enrichment—like baby toys, hamster balls filled with fish, or ice cube trays to make fishcicles! Like many penguins, Pilchard and Maynard have formed a strong bond, spend most of their days together, and share a nest! Cater to this perfect pair with a gift of their most treasured food and enrichment items to kick off the summer season!

$8
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