Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Fall/Winter 2022

Forging the Future

Surprising science, holiday happenings, programs connecting teens to nature, & more

Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


Conservation, Learning
May 18, 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
May 4, 2023
Tips for Eco-Friendly Travel
For those of us who love animals and wildlife, travel is a wonderful way to experience the world and broaden our horizons. We get to see nature in a way we haven’t before, whether we’re going to the beach in Key West, hiking mountains in Colorado, or just visiting some pretty lakeshore areas in Wisconsin.
Animals & Gardens, Conservation
April 26, 2023
Arbor Day at Lincoln Park Zoo
Arbor Day was first celebrated in the Nebraska Territory in 1872 as a tree-planting holiday for settlers to the area. More than 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska on that first holiday. After that, more and more states joined the celebration.
April 13, 2023
Bringing Lion Conservation Full Circle: From Lincoln Park Zoo to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
“There’s a hole just there,” Charles Foley, Ph.D. informs me—rather too unconcerned, I think, as I nervously pilot our Nissan 4×4 through a sea of wildebeest and zebra on the Tanzanian shortgrass plains.
March 30, 2023
Bringing Birds Back: The Alexander Center’s Computer Modeling Helps Conserve Puerto Rican Parrots
When you come to Lincoln Park Zoo’s Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, you’ll encounter many unique scaled, water-based, furred (or not furred, in the case of the naked mole rats) creatures, from Egyptian fruit bats to prehensile-tailed porcupines and Jamaican iguanas.
March 2, 2023
SSP Meeting Notes: Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs
It’s a day at the office like any other. Several people are sitting at a large table in a conference room. Their laptops are set up, showing the telltale squares of a Zoom call. A virtual desktop full of data is being shared to the screen at the front of the room.
Zoo News, Conservation
February 10, 2023
Protecting the Djéké Triangle
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists, along with international partners, have long conducted conservation research in the Republic of Congo, where scientists continue to learn about great apes and their habitats so we can better preserve them.
December 20, 2022
Celebrate Sustainably: Tips for Gifting with an Eco-friendly Touch
‘Tis the season to spread a bit of cheer! With the holidays now in full swing, it’s that time of year when we’re all thinking of ways to give our loved ones gifts that bring joy. As part of Lincoln…
November 11, 2022
Axolotls Endangered
The adorable amphibians called axolotls are having a moment. You may have seen them in the game Minecraft. Or you may have encountered plush versions at stores. Live ones can be found all over social media, too, with their colorful,…
October 18, 2022
Parsing Palm Oil
This time of year, conservation-minded organizations shine a light on the ubiquitous use of palm oil in products people use every day. That’s because this oil, harvested from the African palm oil tree and now an important part of the…
October 14, 2022
Get Out the Vote for Wildlife
Election Day takes place on November 8, and this year voters will see on their ballots a referendum to protect the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Lincoln Park Zoo urges residents to vote yes in support of the forest preserves—and…
October 5, 2022
7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste
As part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s vision to inspire communities to create environments where wildlife can thrive in an urbanizing world, we have long invited others to Take Action with Us—and we’ve offered suggestions on ways of doing it, including…
September 27, 2022
Focus on Food Waste
Lincoln Park Zoo is proud of its conservation and science efforts. Our scientists are always working to arm others with more knowledge and more tools about the animals that reside here and around the world, so we can better help…
September 15, 2022
Five Ways to Help Rhinos With Lincoln Park Zoo
World Rhino Day takes place on September 22! It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the eastern black rhinos here at Lincoln Park Zoo, Kapuki and her son Romeo, while recognizing that there’s still a lot of work to do when…
August 4, 2022
Living Wildlife Friendly on Zoo Grounds
Thanks to the multitude of green open spaces as well as its location along a migratory bird flyway, Chicago has tremendous biological diversity—from flying squirrels to coyotes and more. But in cities like this, large swaths of concrete, shifted food…