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#RhinoWatch: A BIG New Arrival

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For the last several months, the zoo and its supporters have been patiently awaiting the arrival of an eastern black rhinoceros calf. On May 19, after 15 months of pregnancy, Kapuki gave birth to a healthy calf—exciting news for the critically endangered species. As #RhinoWatch continues, we will post a timeline and updates as the…

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#RhinoWatch: A Day with Davee Center

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The Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology has a single goal: to use data to provide better care for animals at the zoo and conserve species in the wild. Pregnant female rhino Kapuki is no exception. Davee Center scientists have been using Kapuki’s fecal samples, or poop, to measure stress and hormone levels ever since she…

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#RhinoWatch: Calf Takes First Few Steps Outside

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#RhinoWatch continues! Lincoln Park Zoo’s eastern black rhino calf had access to his outdoor habitat at Regenstein African Journey today and made his zoo debut. The calf appeared eager to explore the new sights, scents, and sounds, but was hesitant to explore his outdoor habitat. After a few steps, he ran back inside to be…

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#RhinoWatch: It’s a…Rhino!

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We have some BIG news to share. Kapuki, the zoo’s 13-year-old female eastern black rhinoceros, is pregnant! The calf is expected to arrive in May at Regenstein African Journey. “The potential of a successful calf means much more than a cute face at the zoo. A birth represents preservation of a critically endangered species that faces a…

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#RhinoWatch: Kapuki’s Ultrasound

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As we continue #RhinoWatch and anxiously await the spring arrival of the rhino calf, there’s still plenty of work to do, including getting ultrasounds of the calf as it continues to develop. The Animal Care staff at Regenstein African Journey, along with our veterinary staff and behavioral husbandry and enrichment manager, have worked together over…

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#RhinoWatch: Partaking in Preventive Care

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#RhinoWatch continues! At only a few weeks old, Romeo the eastern black rhino calf was already partaking in positive reinforcement training sessions and followed a target to step on a scale for the first time. Now at 8 months old, Romeo continues to participate in his own healthcare and has successfully completed a voluntary blood draw!…

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Abdim’s Stork

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Abdim’s storks are long-limbed birds with black feathers accented by white portions under their wings. They have a blue face with a bright red patch around each eye. Among the smallest storks, these birds still stand nearly three feet tall, although females are slightly smaller than males. In some regions, Abdim’s storks are known as…

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A Bundle of New Arrivals

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Lincoln Park Zoo is a magical place—an urban oasis full of life. This year, the zoo celebrated arrivals of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Meet the zoo’s newest additions, from small to big, feathery to fuzzy. There’s never a dull moment at Lincoln Park Zoo, and this spring and summer were no exception. With an…

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A Firsthand Look at the Tiger King and Private Ownership

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Joe Exotic stood in the doorway to the gift shop at GW Zoo, blocking the entrance and directing toward me a long, skeptical stare from underneath his fringed cowboy hat. We stood like that for what seemed like an eternity in the baking Oklahoma heat until he finally muttered, “So you’re the chimp guy, eh?”…

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African Painted Dog

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Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of two female African painted dogs to Regenstein African Journey. Recommended by the African Painted Dog Species Survival Plan® (SSP), Georgia and Frida, the new arrivals from Zoo Knoxville, will be companions for resident painted dog Mikumi. Georgia and Frida are 1-year-old sisters who were born…

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African Penguin Chick Hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo

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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.

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African Rock Python

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African rock pythons, Africa’s largest snakes, can measure up to 25 feet long (10 to 15 feet is more typical) and are covered in brown, olive, and yellow blotches. These snakes have a triangle-shaped head marked with a brown spear-head shape outlined in yellow. Although they spend most of their time on the ground, they…

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African Spoonbill

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There’s a new addition at Regenstein African Journey! On Friday, January 22, an African spoonbill chick hatched to pair Luke and Annabelle. The chick is doing well and continues to surpass critical milestones. Incubation time is around three weeks. Once the chick hatches, it’s only a little bit of time before the youngster is full…

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A Hibiscus Haven

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It’s no surprise that the herbaceous perennial hibiscuses in the zoo’s gardens are a visitor favorite! These eye-catching, large flowers are hard to miss on zoo grounds and are a popular spot for snagging the perfect zoo photo. Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce that it recently received national accreditation from the American Public…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 1: Back to Black (and White)

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This summer, All My Penguins, a web series chronicling the lives of the colony of endangered African penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo, is back with more drama, romance, and penguins (well…one more penguin) than ever! Stay tuned as we dive deep into the complex and covert dynamics of the cozy colony! In the wild, African…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 2: All About Oliver

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This summer, All My Penguins, a web series chronicling the lives of the colony of endangered African penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo, is back with more drama, romance, and penguins (well…one more penguin) than ever! Stay tuned as we dive deep into the complex and covert dynamics of the cozy colony! African penguin chicks are…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 3: Gone Fishing

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This summer, All My Penguins, a web series chronicling the lives of the colony of endangered African penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo, is back with more drama, romance, and penguins (well…one more penguin) than ever! Stay tuned as we dive deep into the complex and covert dynamics of the cozy colony! Did you know that…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 4: Colony Keepers

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This summer, All My Penguins, a web series chronicling the lives of the colony of endangered African penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo, is back with more drama, romance, and penguins (well…one more penguin) than ever! Stay tuned as we dive deep into the complex and covert dynamics of the cozy colony! Anyone with a pet…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 5: The Bold and The Birdiful

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At Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove, Erik will boldly go where no penguin has gone before. Enrichment is an addition or modification to an animal’s habitat that enhances the environment, offers choices or challenges and encourages natural behaviors. He waddles right up to a small inflatable shark pool toy, while the rest of the…

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All My Penguins Season 2 Episode 6: The Nest Episode

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The flock is fickle at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. Friends quickly become foes, romantic flames just friends. This makes sense with a male to female ratio of 11:5 in the cozy colony. As Keeper Brianna Larson puts it, “When it comes to mates, the females in the colony can afford to be choosy.”…

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American Black Bear

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American black bears range from black to brown, grow six feet long, and weigh up to 600 pounds. Solitary animals, they roam huge territories that often overlap. They are classified as carnivores but often eat a more omnivorous diet featuring grasses, berries, insects, fish, mammals, and carrion. In winter, females birth two or three cubs…