Press Releases

September 17, 2020

ZooLights Returns to Lincoln Park Zoo, Requires Tickets

With financial challenges due to the pandemic, Lincoln Park Zoo is charging $5 per person for ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ beginning Nov. 20

August 18, 2020

Endangered Grevy’s Zebra Born at Lincoln Park Zoo

On August 14, 13-year-old Adia, a Grevy’s zebra, gave birth to a healthy foal after a gestation period lasting more than a year.

May 19, 2020

Lincoln Park Zoo Announces Grevy’s Zebra Pregnancy and Welcomes New Arrivals

The zoo remains an urban oasis full of life, with a zebra foal expected this summer and the recent birth of a Diana monkey and two Japanese macaques.

December 19, 2019

African Penguin Chick Hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo

The African penguin colony at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove recently grew by one! An endangered African penguin chick hatched November 26.

December 12, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo Breaks Ground on Lion Habitat with Generous Gift from the Pepper Family

Thanks to a $15 million gift from the Pepper family, Lincoln Park Zoo has begun the capstone project of The Pride of Chicago capital campaign.

July 18, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla Infants Receive Names; Honor Conservation Efforts

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce that the two western lowland gorilla male offspring have received names: Mondika and Djeke.

May 30, 2019

Critically Endangered Eastern Black Rhino Born at Lincoln Park Zoo Is a Male

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome its latest arrival! On May 19, Kapuki, an eastern black rhinoceros, gave birth to a healthy male calf after 15 month of gestation.

May 1, 2019

Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at Lincoln Park Zoo

The arrival of spring also brings a litter of four critically endangered red wolf pups at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo.