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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 World Rhino Day!

The rhinos at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoy a daily dose of fresh leafy plants as part of their customized nutrition plan. Not only are these greens tasty, but they also encourage natural foraging and feeding behaviors. Help Romeo and Kapuki celebrate World Rhino Day on September 22 with a heaping helping of fresh leaves and twigs!

The rhinos at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoy a daily dose of fresh leafy plants as part of their customized nutrition plan. Not only are these greens tasty, but they also encourage natural foraging and feeding behaviors. Help Romeo and Kapuki celebrate World Rhino Day on September 22 with a heaping helping of fresh leaves and twigs!

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Vulture Culture

September 3 is International Vulture Day and here at Lincoln Park Zoo, we're celebrating resident cinereous vultures Linda and Grimm. Cinereous vultures can stand up to 3 feet tall and have wingspans measuring up to 10 feet across. These scavengers play a critical role in the ecosystem by speeding decomposition and recycling nutrients. Provide the vultures with a delectable carcass today and satisfy their natural craving for carrion!

September 3 is International Vulture Day and here at Lincoln Park Zoo, we're celebrating resident cinereous vultures Linda and Grimm. Cinereous vultures can stand up to 3 feet tall and have wingspans measuring up to 10 feet across. These scavengers play a critical role in the ecosystem by speeding decomposition and recycling nutrients. Provide the vultures with a delectable carcass today and satisfy their natural craving for carrion!

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Rock the “Float”

At Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, Animal Care staff ensure the zoo’s waterfowl have ample space to swim, relax, and eat! A special floating raft creates additional surface area in the middle of the pond, where pool residents can lounge or snack. Consider buying a new raft for these feathered friends. Once the waterfowl discover this new enrichment, they’ll be sure to flock to it!

At Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, Animal Care staff ensure the zoo’s waterfowl have ample space to swim, relax, and eat! A special floating raft creates additional surface area in the middle of the pond, where pool residents can lounge or snack. Consider buying a new raft for these feathered friends. Once the waterfowl discover this new enrichment, they’ll be sure to flock to it!

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Ring for Dinner

To create an exciting challenge for the North American river otter at the zoo, keepers fill a hanging ring with an assortment of sublime seafood the otter Emma loves best. The ring encourages the otter to engage in foraging behavior. Make mealtime an enriching experience with the purchase of a new hanging ring!

To create an exciting challenge for the North American river otter at the zoo, keepers fill a hanging ring with an assortment of sublime seafood the otter Emma loves best. The ring encourages the otter to engage in foraging behavior. Make mealtime an enriching experience with the purchase of a new hanging ring!

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Hangout Havens

The animals at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoy napping in many different types of nests and beds. At Helen Brach Primate House, the Allen's swamp monkeys nestle into sturdy hammocks. These hammocks provide elevated resting and sleeping spots evoking treetop nests used by the species in the wild. Give the swamp monkeys a new napping spot with some new hammocks today!

The animals at Lincoln Park Zoo enjoy napping in many different types of nests and beds. At Helen Brach Primate House, the Allen's swamp monkeys nestle into sturdy hammocks. These hammocks provide elevated resting and sleeping spots evoking treetop nests used by the species in the wild. Give the swamp monkeys a new napping spot with some new hammocks today!

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Eager Beavers

The American beaver is the largest rodent in North America and the second-largest in the world! Beavers have the incredible capacity to actively change an ecosystem by building dams and subsequently creating new lakes, ponds, and floodplains. At Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers place leafy browse in a specialty greens feeder for the beavers. Be sure to provide Lincoln Park Zoo?s beavers with fuel they need through a new feeder!

The American beaver is the largest rodent in North America and the second-largest in the world! Beavers have the incredible capacity to actively change an ecosystem by building dams and subsequently creating new lakes, ponds, and floodplains. At Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers place leafy browse in a specialty greens feeder for the beavers. Be sure to provide Lincoln Park Zoo?s beavers with fuel they need through a new feeder!

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Thinking Outside the Box

The animal care staff at Lincoln Park Zoo are expert at selecting enrichment items for the animals in the care. Sometimes these items look deceptively simple—like boxes for the red wolves at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. A simple box holds endless possibilities for enrichment. Keepers can place special treats or scents inside to encourage exploration, or drill holes into the box to create a puzzle for the wolves. Help the wolves out with a new one today

The animal care staff at Lincoln Park Zoo are expert at selecting enrichment items for the animals in the care. Sometimes these items look deceptively simple—like boxes for the red wolves at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. A simple box holds endless possibilities for enrichment. Keepers can place special treats or scents inside to encourage exploration, or drill holes into the box to create a puzzle for the wolves. Help the wolves out with a new one today

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Avocado Aficionado

Avocados are a favorite snack of resident aardvark, Paatsy. Keepers stuff termite mound-shaped feeders with this green fruit to encourage natural foraging behaviors. Loaded with nutrients, these green goodies will have Paatsy “guac”-ing and rolling all day long!

Avocados are a favorite snack of resident aardvark, Paatsy. Keepers stuff termite mound-shaped feeders with this green fruit to encourage natural foraging behaviors. Loaded with nutrients, these green goodies will have Paatsy “guac”-ing and rolling all day long!

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Mighty Mulch

Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, experts work tirelessly to care for all kinds of flora and fauna. The zoo’s horticulture team works tirelessly to keep the gardens and trees growing beautifully. One important tool in a gardener’s arsenal is premium mulch. Gardeners will add mulch to flower beds and around trees to improve soil health and keep plants from drying out. Help the zoo’s horticulture team keep our gardens growing strong with an infusion of mulch.

Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, experts work tirelessly to care for all kinds of flora and fauna. The zoo’s horticulture team works tirelessly to keep the gardens and trees growing beautifully. One important tool in a gardener’s arsenal is premium mulch. Gardeners will add mulch to flower beds and around trees to improve soil health and keep plants from drying out. Help the zoo’s horticulture team keep our gardens growing strong with an infusion of mulch.

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Have a Ball!

Canada lynx are naturally curious and eager to explore new items in their environment. When sisters Buttercup and Thistle encounter novel items in their habitat, they use these items to practice behaviors they would use in the wild. Roll these cool cats a new ball!

Canada lynx are naturally curious and eager to explore new items in their environment. When sisters Buttercup and Thistle encounter novel items in their habitat, they use these items to practice behaviors they would use in the wild. Roll these cool cats a new ball!

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“Mirror”-aculous Discoveries

The diverse habitats in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House are home to a variety of reptile species. Keepers place spinning mirrors in the habitats of snakes and lizards to encourage exploration. Help stimulate a reptile’s curiosity with a shiny new mirror!

The diverse habitats in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House are home to a variety of reptile species. Keepers place spinning mirrors in the habitats of snakes and lizards to encourage exploration. Help stimulate a reptile’s curiosity with a shiny new mirror!

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Nimble and Nocturnal

Puzzle feeders prompt zoo animals like the cactus mouse at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House to use their problem-solving and fine motor skills to get at treats hidden within. Make mealtime fun time for zoo animals both small and large by purchasing a puzzle feeder.

Puzzle feeders prompt zoo animals like the cactus mouse at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House to use their problem-solving and fine motor skills to get at treats hidden within. Make mealtime fun time for zoo animals both small and large by purchasing a puzzle feeder.

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Pump the Jams

Native to the Xingu River Basin of Brazil, white-blotched river stingrays get their name from the bright polka dots on their skin that help them blend into sun-dappled streams. These rays are nocturnal, spending the day buried in sand before waking and hunting for prey at night. At Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers use different enrichment items like speakers to introduce new sounds to the stingrays. Get the rays exploring their nights away with a new speaker.

Native to the Xingu River Basin of Brazil, white-blotched river stingrays get their name from the bright polka dots on their skin that help them blend into sun-dappled streams. These rays are nocturnal, spending the day buried in sand before waking and hunting for prey at night. At Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers use different enrichment items like speakers to introduce new sounds to the stingrays. Get the rays exploring their nights away with a new speaker.

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Go Go Gorillas

On September 24, Lincoln Park Zoo is thrilled to celebrate gorillas around the world. Show your love for the resident gorillas with a new feeder tube. This specialized feeder adds an extra level of enrichment to mealtime as it encourages the gorillas to use problem-solving skills to reach the treats inside. Chip in for a new feeder today!

On September 24, Lincoln Park Zoo is thrilled to celebrate gorillas around the world. Show your love for the resident gorillas with a new feeder tube. This specialized feeder adds an extra level of enrichment to mealtime as it encourages the gorillas to use problem-solving skills to reach the treats inside. Chip in for a new feeder today!

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Snack Attack!

It’s back to school time…but kids aren’t the only ones enjoying snacks like Nutter Butters and juice! Animal Care staff give sugar-free juice and peanut butter sandwich “cookies” to polar bears Siku and Talini to encourage training behaviors, provide enrichment, or aid with medication delivery. Provide the polar bears with a tasty treat this back to school season!

It’s back to school time…but kids aren’t the only ones enjoying snacks like Nutter Butters and juice! Animal Care staff give sugar-free juice and peanut butter sandwich “cookies” to polar bears Siku and Talini to encourage training behaviors, provide enrichment, or aid with medication delivery. Provide the polar bears with a tasty treat this back to school season!

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“Cereal”-ously Delicious

What's a penguin's favorite snack? Cereal! The curious birds at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove flip for the crunchy snacks that keepers make using this food product. Keep the penguins snacking this fall with a bag of yummy cereal!

What's a penguin's favorite snack? Cereal! The curious birds at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove flip for the crunchy snacks that keepers make using this food product. Keep the penguins snacking this fall with a bag of yummy cereal!

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