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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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7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

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As part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s vision to inspire communities to create environments where wildlife can thrive in an urbanizing world, we have long invited others to Take Action with Us—and we’ve offered suggestions on ways of doing it, including ways to make more climate-friendly choices that will help animals like polar bears in the…

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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 Lion Cub Receives Name

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Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to share, after the African lion cub’s first routine veterinary exam, the cub is male and has been named Pilipili! The cub’s name means “pepper” in Swahili and honors the Pepper family, whose generous donation enabled the transformation of the historic lion house into Pepper Family Wildlife Center. “As the…

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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

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“Waddle” you know…there’s a new chick on the block at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove! After a 38-day incubation period, an African penguin chick hatched on July 29 as part of the African Penguin Species Survival Plan®. The chick is the offspring of 16-year-old female Sunny and 13-year-old male TJ. The youngster is doing…

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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 Global Expansion

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The world’s largest urban wildlife monitoring alliance, known as the Urban Wildlife Information Network, has now expanded to 42 cities across three continents—working to help people and wildlife coexist in urban areas.

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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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Aiding in the Recovery and Conservation Efforts of the Endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover

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Talk about ‘egg-citing’ news! Lincoln Park Zoo and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are thrilled to announce the successful hatching of an endangered Great Lakes piping plover chick. The chick has been re-introduced to its ‘famous’ parents, Monty and Rose at Montrose Beach. As an endangered species, Great Lakes piping plovers Monty and Rose…

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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…