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Animal Tracks in Snow

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Which animals have been running around in the snow at Nature Boardwalk? I took a walk around today (being extra careful now that it’s getting icy out there). Here are some of the tracks I found. Rabbit tracks look like Ys. The two smaller forefeet register behind the parallel, larger hindfeet. They often fall in…

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An Unprecedented Partnership for Chimpanzees

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Lincoln Park Zoo is pleased to announce that we’ve embarked on an unprecedented partnership with  national chimpanzee sanctuary Chimp Haven. This collaboration—the first major partnership between an accredited zoo and an accredited chimpanzee sanctuary in the United States—sees both organizations working together to improve the lives of these complex animals. As you know, Lincoln Park…

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Aruba Island Rattlesnake

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Aruba Island rattlesnakes vary from gray to pink to brown based on the color of their habitat. Their head and neck are adorned with diamond-shaped markings, which can extend down their body. These rattlesnakes can grow two to three feet in length. They are nocturnal during the warmer months, but are most active in early…

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Asian Small-clawed Otter

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Asian small-clawed otters are covered in gray and brown fur but have lighter coloration on their underside, neck, and face. Large tails complement their slender, almost serpentine build. They have stubby legs and a blunt face. As diurnal animals, these otters hunt prey, including shellfish and crabs, during the day. They form monogamous pairs, producing…

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A Space for Lions, a Gift for Chicago

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When Lincoln Park Zoo launched The Pride of Chicago capital campaign in 2012, we had a grand vision for the future of the zoo: a wildlife experience in the heart of the city that nurtures a love for nature; inspires connection to animals; and allows us to practice world-class animal care, conservation, and science—a space…

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AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

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Immersive indoor space amidst big cat exhibits, and the nearby, outdoor carousel featuring 48 artisan-crafted wooden animal replicas.

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Bactrian Camel

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Bactrian camels are imposing animals that can reach seven feet in height and weigh up to 1,500 pounds. Their thick brown coat changes with the seasons, and both males and females have two large humps on their back. These grazing mammals favor grasses, leaves, and shrubs, but they can also stomach thorns and dry vegetation…

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Baer’s Pochard

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Baer’s pochards are diving ducks with a dark-gray head, neck, and back and a brownish-red and white flank and belly. Both males and females can have a glossy, dark-green shimmer on their head. Females have a domed head and vary more in color from their head to their beast.This species eats insects, mollusks, shrimps, fish,…

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Bald Eagle

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Bald eagles can stand three feet tall and have a wingspan measuring up to eight feet across. Their name references the white feathers covering the heads of mature birds. Immature bald eagles lack the familiar white head; their feathers are uniformly brown. Bald eagles prefer fish but will also prey on birds and small mammals,…

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Bali Myna

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Bali mynas have striking white plumage, black wing tips, bright blue coloration around their eyes, a yellow-tipped beak, and grayish-blue feet. These Asian songbird often gathers in groups to better locate food and watch for predators. They reside in treetops and nest in tree cavities, where females lay and incubate two to three eggs.

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Barn

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A rustic barn, echoing feelings of a midwestern family farm experience.

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Barrow’s Goldeneye

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Barrow’s goldeneye were named for their bright yellow eyes, which contrast against their dark face. They are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. During breeding season, males have dark purple, iridescent heads and dark faces with white patches. Females have olive heads, dark wings, and a white underside. These medium-sized duck spends…