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Press Release
April 30, 2024
Malott Family Penguin Encounters Return at Lincoln Park Zoo
The special program allows guests to experience the African penguin colony at the zoo in a new and exciting way.
Press Release
April 26, 2024
This Arbor Day, Lincoln Park Zoo Earns Upgrade from ArbNet Accreditation Program
This Arbor Day, Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to share it has been upgraded to a Level III accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program hosted by The Morton Arboretum.
Press Release
April 15, 2024
New Research Highlights Effects of Gentrification on Urban Wildlife Populations Across U.S. Cities
Data sheds light on how marginalized urban communities are further limited in their access to nature.
Press Release
March 28, 2024
Beloved Gorilla, Bana, Dies at Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago (March 28, 2024) – Lincoln Park Zoo reports that on March 26, the difficult yet responsible decision was made to euthanize 29-year-old female western lowland gorilla Bana. Bana was diagnosed with congestive cardiac failure on March 8, followed by a…
Press Release
March 21, 2024
Spring Egg-Stravaganza Returns for Family-Friendly Egg Hunts at Lincoln Park Zoo
Celebrate spring with in a fun and festive environment on March 30
March 7, 2024
Lincoln Park Zoo Lion Cub Undergoes First of its Kind Surgery
Lomelok, a 1-year-old lion cub, underwent surgery to address a herniated disc.
Press Release
February 7, 2024
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Run for the Zoo Returns in Support of Wildlife Conservation and Animal Care
Registration is now open for the 5K/10K event on June 2
November 20, 2023
Busiest Travel Season Not Limited To Humans; Lincoln Park Zoo Announces New Suite of Initiatives to Mitigate Wildlife Trafficking
As the busiest travel season approaches, Lincoln Park Zoo and its partners have identified new and groundbreaking ways to collaboratively combat the illegal wildlife trade in Chicago and on a global scale.
Press Release
October 17, 2023
ZooLights, a Holiday Staple in Chicago, Returns to Lincoln Park Zoo for 29th Year With New Displays
Tickets are $7 to $10 per person for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ beginning Nov. 17; Mondays remain free.
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