Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Fall/Winter 2022

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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


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.
Zoo News
April 6, 2023
5 Ways to Prepare for Lion Cub Cuteness!
1. Get a Membership If you want to be one of the first people to see these beautiful cubs in their outdoor habitat, become a Lincoln Park Zoo member! Zoo members are invited to two exclusive member events on Friday,…
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
March 16, 2023
Lion Cub Names Revealed!
Get ready to roar the names of the three male lion cubs born January 9! The cubs were named in partnership with several Ilchokuti (Ill-cho-koo-tee) or “lion guardians” who are Maasai community members that work in Tanzania alongside Lincoln Park…
Zoo News
March 10, 2023
12 Fun Ways to Connect With Nature at the Zoo This Spring
Spring is a great time to visit the zoo! Flowers are coming up, lion cubs will hopefully soon be playing outside, and animals that enjoy warmer weather are starting to choose to be outside more.
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
February 23, 2023
#LionWatch: The Three Lion Cubs Are All Male!
If you have been following Lincoln Park Zoo’s updates on the lion cubs born January 9 to African lioness Zari, you know that they have been growing in strength, exploring the indoor area outside of their den, and meeting important milestones behind the scenes.
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.
Zoo News
January 19, 2023
Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Zoo in Winter
Although many people don’t think to frequent the zoo in the middle of the coldest months of the year, the zoo is open every day. Yes, the zoo is beautiful at the height of summer, with hardy hibiscus blooming while trumpeter swans and different duck species rest along the banks of the pond.
Zoo News, New Arrivals
January 10, 2023
#LionWatch: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Three Lion Cubs
Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to report that the African lion pride continues to grow at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Four-and-a-half-year-old Zari gave birth to three cubs on January 9.
Zoo News
December 29, 2022
Top 10 Lincoln Park Zoo Happenings in 2022
The zoo may only encompass 49 acres of space in Chicago, but Lincoln Park Zoo’s footprint so much larger than you’d think. International-level conservation work, advances in animal care, and research and education take place here every single day of…
Zoo News
December 9, 2022
Lincoln Park Zoo Is Expecting a Lion Cub (or Cubs)!
Lincoln Park Zoo will hopefully be starting the new year off with a newborn lion (or maybe even a few of them)! The zoo has confirmed that 4-year-old female African lion, Zari, is pregnant and expected to give birth this…
Lion statue outside the zoo's East Gate
Zoo News
November 29, 2022
Giving Tuesday at the Zoo
In a city where skyscrapers are built every day, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to being the place in Chicago for all things wildlife—where children learn to love animals, where adults rediscover what it’s like to wonder, and where nature…
Zoo News, Conservation
May 12, 2022
Teaming Up to Save Wildlife
A legacy continues… In 2020, Lincoln Park Zoo said goodbye to 34-year-old eastern black rhinoceros Maku due to age-related health issues. An ambassador for his species, Maku helped sustain the population of critically endangered black rhinos through his six offspring…
Zoo News
May 5, 2022
African Lion Cub Receives Name
Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to share, after the African lion cub’s first routine veterinary exam, the cub is male and has been named Pilipili! The cub’s name means “pepper” in Swahili and honors the Pepper family, whose generous donation…
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
March 17, 2022
A New Addition at Pepper Family Wildlife Center
The African lion pride at Pepper Family Wildlife Center has grown by one! Lincoln Park Zoo is roaring with excitement to share the arrival of a healthy cub. On March 15, 3-year-old African lion Zari gave birth to a cub…
Animals & Gardens, Zoo News
March 15, 2022
Photos of Animals Affect the Way We Think
You know the greeting card with a grinning chimpanzee wearing a party hat wishing you a happy birthday? I’m sure you can picture that card, but I definitely won’t show it to you. I can’t show you the picture because…