Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

What To Do During A Holiday Staycation In Chicago

If you’re choosing to relax at home in Chicago this holiday season, here are a few fun things you can check out in your very own city. You may not have had time to do them otherwise!

12/06/2014

A chimpanzee using a termite mound at the Lincoln Park zoo. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo.)

Lincoln Park Zoo Researchers Find Chimps Modify Sticks To Collect Food

Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo say chimpanzees are quick-learners that they find out fast how to modify sticks to get food more efficiently.

11/24/2014

Lincoln Park Zoo's 18-year-old female lion Myra was euthanized on Tuesday. / photo from the Lincoln Park Zoo

Elderly Lion Myra Euthanized At Lincoln Park Zoo

A long-time resident of the Lincoln Park Zoo, 18-year-old African lion Myra, was humanely euthanized Tuesday at the North Side park.

11/12/2014

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Best 2014 Halloween Events For Kids In Chicago

Halloween in Chicago isn’t just for the pub crawls. Take advantage of the family-friendly activities offered in and around the city, and make their holiday extra special.

10/03/2014

Lincoln Park Zoo

Philadelphia Hospital Holds Reunion For Fetal Surgery Patients At Lincoln Park Zoo

About two dozen families gathered this morning for a very special reunion at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

09/21/2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo set up 100 cameras across the Chicago area, which photographed various wildlife including foxes, coyotes, snapper turtles, hermit thrushes, and Virginia rails. (Credit: Chicago Wildlife Watch)

Lincoln Park Zoo Asks For Help From Chicagoans To Catalog Native Wildlife

There more to urban life than pigeons and dog, and the Lincoln Park Zoo is enlisting Chicagoans to sort through thousands of pictures to see what’s around and how they can coexist with people.

09/11/2014

Baby Rabbits.

This Year’s Bumper Crop: Rabbits

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez looks into why these creatures are multiplying like … well, rabbits.

08/28/2014

Anana the polar bear. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Says Farewell To Anana The Polar Bear

The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party today for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years.

08/23/2014

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Best Petting Zoos In The Chicago Area

Visiting a petting zoo can be a great way to let the kids interact with animals, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

08/01/2014

One of 18 ornate box turtles released at an Illinois nature preserve, after they were hatched and spent their first year living at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Releases Turtles At Western Illinois Nature Preserve

Zoo curator Diane Mulkerin said the nest of 18 ornate box turtles pretty much ate all winter long, so have grown much faster than they would in the wild.

06/20/2014

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Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In Chicago

There is no better feeling than giving back to others and these upcoming summer charity events in Chicago are a great way to give back to the community.

06/16/2014

Vicky, a 50-year-old chimpanzee, has died. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Chimpanzee, 50, Dies At Lincoln Park Zoo

Vicky was the last wild-born ape living at the Chicago zoo. Female chimps typically live only about 40 years.

06/05/2014

(Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo's Facebook)

Best Spots For Picnics In Chicago

Finding the perfect spot to picnic in Chicago is essential when some rest and relaxation are needed. Both families and couples will enjoy these best spots for picnics in Chicago.

05/30/2014

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Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago

Are you looking for free or nearly-free activities to do with your kids in the Chicago area this summer? Then check out what’s available in the Windy City and suburbs.

05/23/2014

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Best Free Tours In Chicago

Here are five free tours that you can enjoy in Chicago without breaking the bank.

04/19/2014

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Best Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

Celebrate Easter with the kiddos at one of these Easter egg events throughout Chicagoland. Here’s a round up of a few egg hunts and happenings this weekend.

04/17/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.

03/21/2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo announced the birth last week of two dwarf mongooses. (Photo from the Lincoln Park Zoo website)

Two Dwarf Mongooses Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Two tiny dwarf mongoose pups made their public debut recently at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

01/19/2014

(Credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Best Literary Landmarks In Chicago

These Chicago sites serve as literary landmarks often recognized in the pages of a great book.

01/18/2014

Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Presents Zoo Lights/Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011

Guide To Chicago For The Holidays

Are you headed to Chicago for the holidays and need to know where to eat and what to do? This guide will get you started and help you have a memorable experience in the Windy City.

12/21/2013

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