Lincoln Park Zoo

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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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Best Free Tours In Chicago

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


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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.


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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.


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.


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Best Literary Landmarks In Chicago

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


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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.



Best Places To Go Caroling In Chicago

Caroling seems to have dwindled in the popularity category when it comes to favorite holiday activities. However, it’s never too late to start up a new annual tradition, whether it’s solo or with the family.


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Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Chicago

Bundle up and head out for some fun this winter break with the following five holiday activities in Chicago.


Keo, the Lincoln Park Zoo's 55-year-old chimp, was euthanized Monday. / photo from Lincoln Park Zoo.

Oldest Living Chimpanzee At Lincoln Park Zoo Euthanized

It’s a sad day at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


King the eastern black rhinoceros. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Rhino Unveiled At Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo introduced a baby eastern black rhinoceros today. The baby was born at the zoo in August.



The Perfect Long Weekend In Chicago

If you’re spending a four-day weekend in Chicago, you should attempt at least one essential event each day. Here are four favorites.



Best Fall Festivals In Chicago

Don’t worry that summer went by too fast. Yummy autumn festivals abound in the Chicago area.


A rare baby Black Rhino was born at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Endangered Black Rhino Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest addition is one big baby—a 60-pound black rhino calf.


White-cheeked gibbon Burma, left, bonds with her new baby. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

White-Cheeked Gibbon Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The as-yet unnamed gibbon is the fourth offspring for father Caruso and his mate, Burma. The baby joins an older brother, Sai, who turns three in January.


Nayembi the gorilla debuted this week at Lincoln Park Zoo, following an injury earlier this year. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla, Now Healed, Meets Her Adoring Public

In February, Nayembi suffered a facial injury. Lincolns Park Zoo temporarily cared for the gorilla.