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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

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Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


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.
coyote camera trap image
Diving Deeper
April 30, 2024
Top 15 Mammals Photographed by UWI’s Biodiversity Monitoring Project 
Sure, UWI’s cameras capture animals like rabbits and coyotes, but you may be surprised at some of other species they see!
hands on a motion-activated camera
Diving Deeper
April 30, 2024
Watching Wildlife in the City
The Urban Wildlife Institute’s Biodiversity Monitoring Project, with more than 50 seasons of data, continues to teach us about the activities and behaviors of animals in cities.
Diving Deeper
April 29, 2024
Urban Wildlife Institute 101
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute has been exploring cities since 2009. Here’s everything you need to know about this science center and what it does.
black crowned night heron 2019
Diving Deeper
April 29, 2024
Urban Wildlife Institute Projects at Lincoln Park Zoo
The Urban Wildlife Institute does quite a lot! Here are some of the projects this small but mighty group is working on right now.
Lincoln Park Zoo plants
Zoo News
April 26, 2024
Lincoln Park Zoo Achieves Arboretum Accreditation Upgrade
Lincoln Park Zoo has achieved Level III accreditation with ArbNet, upgrading our status as an arboretum that does conservation and education work.
April 17, 2024
Understanding How Gentrification Affects Urban Wildlife Around Us
When you live in a city, coexisting with local wildlife can come in many forms. Sometimes you’re stuck dealing with a rat in your trash bin, but other times you’re greeted in the morning by a songbird singing outside your…
blue eagles camp group
April 15, 2024
A Day in the Life of a Lincoln Park Zoo Camper
Have you ever tried to ask your child what they did at Lincoln Park Zoo camp, only to get an unsatisfactory answer like “I can’t remember?” Well, we’re here to fill in the gaps.
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