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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.


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.



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.



Best Zoo & Aquarium Events In Chicago

Whether you’re a couple looking to have a cute date or a family wanting to spend an educational time together, the zoo and aquarium events in Chicago will likely be more than satisfactory.


A baby gorilla and its mother have been reunited at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Injured Baby Gorilla Reunited With Her Mother At Lincoln Park Zoo

A baby western lowland gorilla, injured earlier this year at Lincoln Park Zoo, has been reunited with her mother and other troop members after months of around-the-clock care.


Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo Helping Animals Keep Cool During Heat Wave

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.

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Lincoln Park Zoo Researcher Studies Link Between Chimp Status And Learning

A researcher is finding creativity comes from the bottom up when it comes to chimps: at the Lincoln Park Zoo.


A scarlet tanager. (Credit: Mason Fidino, Lincoln Park Zoo)

Scarlet Tanager Spotted Early In Lincoln Park

It’s at least a week early. But there it was in Lincoln Park. A scarlet tanager.



Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Chicago

Whether you want to learn about compost or find out how you can save an endangered species, the Chicagoland area has numerous activities planned for Earth Day.



Best Chicago Easter Events For Kids 2013

Celebrating Easter in Chicago should be something for the entire family. Check out some of the Easter-themed activities that cater towards families with children this Easter and make it memorable for everyone, regardless of their age.