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Allen’s Swamp Monkey

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Allen’s swamp monkeys are strong primates with a long tail and covered in grayish-green fur. Males are much larger than females. These tree-dwellers forage on the ground and browse for fish and insects in shallow water. Like most other guenon monkeys, they are quite intelligent and curious, and are often seen manipulating objects.

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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 Avocet

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American avocets are long-legged shorebirds with a long, thin bill that curves upward and distinctive black-and-white stripes on their back and sides. These birds got their colloquial name, “blue shank,” from their bluish-gray legs and feet. During breeding season, their head and neck are a pinkish-tan color, and during the winter, they turn grayish-white. They…

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American Beaver

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American beavers are brown, semiaquatic rodents that can weigh up to 71 pounds and reach up to three feet in length, not including their tail. Beavers, as a whole, are one of the few animals that can actively change an ecosystem. Well-known for their ability to build dams, they block waterways with trees and mud,…

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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…

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American Toad

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American toads often have brown or green skin covered in colorful warts, as well as a white or yellow underbelly. These nocturnal toads spend the day hiding under rocks, logs, and leaves. At night, they use their long, sticky tongues to snag insects. American toads are solitary and only come together to breed. Males establish…

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Amphibious Alliance

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Lions. Elephants. Chimpanzees. African dogs. Mountain gorillas. Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, has studied wild and captive species from every corner of the world via hair, blood, nail, semen, urine, and fecal samples. By analyzing the stress and reproductive hormones in biological materials, she monitored the…