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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


Animals & Gardens
July 12, 2024
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
Zoo News
July 11, 2024
Sounds and Stressors: How Does the Air & Water Show Affect Zoo Primates?
During the weekend of August 10–11, 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.
zoo app in pepper family wildlife center
July 2, 2024
How to Use Lincoln Park Zoo’s Web App
Lincoln Park Zoo has a new web app! Here’s a quick primer on what you can do with it and how to get started.
north american river otter
New Arrivals
June 28, 2024
Oscar and Harriet, North American River Otters
Help use welcome Oscar and Harriet, who are here as the result of a collaboration with Saint Louis Zoo and ZooTampa. These are older animals and will live the rest of their lives at Lincoln Park Zoo.
hardy hibiscus
June 20, 2024
Bisexual Botany
Throughout history, flowers have been symbols of sexuality, and the language of flowers has been used to evoke romance and love. After all, flowers are the reproductive organs of a plant, containing stamens, pistils, and pollen, and producing seeds. However,…
June 6, 2024
2024 Black-crowned Night Heron Field Log
Lincoln Park Zoo is currently the nesting site for a colony of black-crowned night herons, giving researchers a prime opportunity to study these state-endangered birds and learn more about them.
Zoo News
May 30, 2024
9 Things to Do at the Zoo This Summer
It’s summertime! If you’re planning a trip to the zoo right now, here are a few things you should see and do. Don’t miss out!
blue heron on nature boardwalk
May 15, 2024
5 Ways to Help Birds During Spring Migration
Spring migration is at its peak right now! More than 250 species, around 8 million individuals, travel through the city of Chicago during this season. Through mid-June, masses of migratory birds are returning from their warmer, southern winter homes to…
jamaican iguana on zoolife.tv
Zoo News
May 8, 2024
Name Reveal: Jamaican Iguanas
The Jamaican iguanas at Lincoln Park Zoo have long represented the important conservation work that is happening on that Caribbean island to save a species once thought to be extinct. These scaly animals at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House have become…
Diving Deeper
May 4, 2024
Living Wildlife Friendly With Lincoln Park Zoo
UWI is all about coexisting with wildlife. If you’d like to learn how to do that, here are some easy actions you can take.
community garden uwi
Diving Deeper
May 4, 2024
The Chicago Garden Wildlife Project: Blooming Where We Stand
The Chicago Garden Wildlife Project, part of UWI’s One Health initiative, helps garden leaders attract wildlife they want while keeping pests out.
Diving Deeper
May 3, 2024
UWIN: Studying Urban Wildlife Around the World
UWI’s Urban Wildlife Information Network, a network of researchers around the world who are studying city animals, continues to grow and gather information.
tick on tweezers
Diving Deeper
May 2, 2024
The One Health Initiative: Optimizing Wellbeing for Humans, Animals, and Cities
One Health is the concept of human health, wildlife health, and environmental health being interconnected. Learn more about what that looks like right here in Chicago.
red-winged blackbird
Diving Deeper
May 1, 2024
7 Reasons to Care About Urban Wildlife
Cities are absolutely places where animals belong. And here’s why we should care about them, study them, and learn from them.
camera trap red fox image
Diving Deeper
May 1, 2024
5 Myths About Urban Wildlife
Cities are important places where conservation can and should happen. Here are some other misconceptions about urban wildlife.
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