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
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.
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.
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
April 3, 2023
An Extravagance of Tulips
As spring arrives, some of the first flowers you’ll see blooming at Lincoln Park Zoo will be tulips, whose arrival will herald the coming of the season
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animals & Gardens
February 2, 2023
Incredible Iguanas
If you’re hooked into the running community, you may already have heard: this year’s Run for the Zoo logo features the Jamaican iguana, the largest land animal native to that tourist-friendly country. The iguana’s image will appear on this year’s T-shirts and the Supporter Medal, a beautiful keepsake you can get for a $25 donation.
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.