Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Fall/Winter 2022

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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


September 21, 2023
5 Easy Ways You Can Protect Gorillas
World Gorilla Day is on Sunday, September 24. Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating these charismatic animals with a full day of activities, including enrichment sessions, action ideas mobile learning stations, and demonstrations.
Zoo News
September 12, 2023
8 Zoo Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall
Summer may be mostly over, but fall is special at Lincoln Park Zoo. As cooler weather sets in and we drink our pumpkin spice lattes, the zoo is hosting some great events that will get you out and about before…
Conservation, Learning
September 6, 2023
2023 Black-Crowned Night Heron Field Log
From Henry Adams, Wildlife Management Coordinator at the Urban Wildlife Institute and primary investigator of all things night heron-related at Lincoln Park Zoo
New Arrivals
August 22, 2023
New Arrivals: Grevy’s Zebra
The next time you’re at Lincoln Park Zoo, stop by the Camel & Zebra Area and see if you can get a glimpse of our newest arrival: a female zebra foal! In the early hours of August 21, 16-year-old Adia…
New Arrivals
August 17, 2023
New Arrivals: Prehensile-tailed Skinks
Lincoln Park Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two prehensile-tailed skinks at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. A female skink, who had previously given birth in July of last year, had her second litter of twins on Saturday, August…
Animals & Gardens
August 15, 2023
Sounds and Stressors: How Does the Air & Water Show Affect Zoo Primates?
During the weekend of August 19-20 (with rehearsals on August 18), huge crowds of over a million spectators will take spots along the lakefront at places like Navy Pier, Museum Campus, and North Avenue and Oak Street beaches to view the free aerial excitement. There are lots of crowds—and there’s plenty of noise.
August 11, 2023
Creating a Win-Win for Wildlife and Communities
A first-hand account by Charles Foley, Ph.D., Senior Conservation Scientist for the Tanzania Conservation Research Program at Lincoln Park Zoo.
New Arrivals
August 3, 2023
Oro and Chispa, Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloths
Join us in welcoming two new additions at Lincoln Park Zoo! After a standard quarantine period, a pair of Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths have been introduced to their new permanent habitat in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. There is one female, named…
Animals & Gardens
July 20, 2023
5 Flowers You Can See at the Zoo During Summer Wine Fest
If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Summer Wine Fest on Friday, July 28, you’re going to want to get on that immediately. Not only will you be able to indulge in 20 tastings from the more than 50 wines and cocktails that will be available on grounds while enjoying a party of epic proportions, you’ll be able to experience exciting animals and beautiful gardens
July 3, 2023
Animal Welfare Win: Illinois Passes Wild Animal Public Safety Act
In a significant victory for animal welfare, Illinois has established protections for nonhuman primates and bears from potentially harmful interactions with the public.
June 30, 2023
Snake Trek
For a zoo keeper passionate about our reptile friends, no spring would truly be complete without an annual trek to southwest Michigan to get covered in mud (but hopefully NOT poison sumac and ticks) to search for one of the Midwest’s most endearing native venomous snakes.
June 29, 2023
Urban Animals and Chicago in Summer
Summer in Chicago is always fantastic—there’s so much going on. This year, many headlines have been dedicated to a rather unique event that’s taking place on the weekend of July 1–2: NASCAR Street Race Chicago in Grant Park.
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
June 15, 2023
7 “Hidden” Things to Do at Lincoln Park Zoo
The zoo is a beautiful oasis in summer, full of life and activity—both human and animal. On a day like today, you may be able to see the flamingos resting at Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, or the giraffes walking around at Regenstein African Journey, or the seals swimming leisurely about Kovler Seal Pool.
June 1, 2023
Learning on the Go
Connecting people with nature in an inspiring and educational way is always on Lincoln Park Zoo’s to-do list. That’s why, when you’re on grounds, you’ll often see teams of volunteers or staff members facilitating our interactive mobile learning stations.
Zoo News
May 18, 2023
The 5 Best Views From the Run for the Zoo Course
Since 1978, Run for the Zoo has been a staple of the Chicago race calendar. Back when it started, it cost $5 to run and the course was 8.9 miles long.