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This Earth Day, Let's Celebrate the Role of Zoos and Aquariums in Conservation

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

When we celebrate those who contribute to conservation, many times zoological parks are not a part of that discussion. In fact, these parks contribute to that effort robustly in land and seascapes across the globe through in-park conservation education, scientific field work, and breeding of species endangered in the wild.

This Zoo Needs Your Help Spying On Animals

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green

In an effort to better understand the animals around us, wildlife researchers in Chicago are reaching out to the public to help them make progress on ...

Zoo Mourns Death Of Its Last Wild-Born Chimp After 'Long And Very Healthy Life'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

Though she beat the odds and lived a dramatically longer-than-average life, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is mourning the death of a geriatric chimpanzee...

Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just a BBQ holid...

Kim Bellware

This Teeny, Tiny Dwarf Antelope Looks Like A Disney Creature Come To Life | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

From bite-sized penguins to miniature deer, zoo creatures just keep getting cuter -- and tinier. The latest addition to the stable of aww-inducing...

Drinking Beer Could Help Save This Adorable Red Panda

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

Beer drinkers are picking up the tab on a year's worth of meals for a zoo's red panda. Chicago-based DryHop Brewers has teamed up with the Lincoln...

Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you have visited a zoo or aquarium in recent years, there's a good chance that you've noticed something new. In addition to providing up-close encounters with some of the planet's most magnificent species, today's zoological parks are placing a growing emphasis on conservation.

Yep, It's Even Too Cold For Polar Bears In Chicago

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The weather in Chicago was so frigid Monday that it proved too chilly for the city's most popular polar bear. DNAinfo Chicago reported Anana, the L...

All Of The Lights

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Want a surefire way to brighten your holiday season this year? Some of the best zoos around the country are upping the merrymaking ante. Here's a look at some of the best of the bunch.

Zoo's Oldest, First Chimpanzee Dies

Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo announced on Monday that they had euthanized Keo, the oldest living male chimpanzee in any North American zoo. According...

LOOK: Endangered Rhino Baby Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - An Eastern black rhinoceros, a critically endangered species, was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park...

White-Cheeked Gibbon Baby Cuddles With Mom At Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

There's been a lot of cuddling going on at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Monday, zoo officials announced the birth of a "bouncing baby white-cheeked ...

LOOK: Zoo Baby Returns To Public View After Injury

Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo goers on Thursday got a special chance to be among the first visitors to see baby gorilla Nayembi since her recovery from an injury i...

PHOTOS: Swan Hatchlings Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo this week welcomed six trumpeter swan cygnets as their latest arrivals -- but the swan babies won't be around at the zoo fo...

PHOTOS: Good News For Endangered Zoo Baby

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Good news for Lincoln Park Zoo's injured baby gorilla keeps coming as zoo officials reported Wednesday the endangered gorilla was "thriving" under 24-...

PHOTOS: Baby Gorilla Making Amazing Recovery After Serious Injury

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Like many human babies, all one infant gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo wants to do is sleep and play — something that makes her caregivers happy amid th...

92-Year-Old 'Reunites' With Gorilla She Cared For As A Girl

Posted 03.18.2013 | Chicago

A 92-year-old Cincinnati woman reunited on Sunday with one of her dearest friends from her childhood, whom she hadn't seen in over 60 years -- who jus...

Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla Baby Recovering From Major Injury

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

A 3 month-old baby gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is recovering after sustaining a serious facial injury, zoo officials announced Monday. Ac...

PHOTOS: Sichuan Takin Babies Make Zoo Debut

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Lincoln Park Zoo has welcomed an adorable pair of Sichuan takin babies -- and they're reaching out to the public...

PHOTOS: The Lights Are On At Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Holiday lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo have been shining for a few weeks already as the annual attraction returns for the holidays. The city's free...

PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Second Baby Gorilla

Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo is having a mini baby boom this fall. Monday, zoo officials announced the birth of a western lowland gorilla, the second born to the ...

PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo Reveals Name, Sex Of Baby Gorilla

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

A month after the Lincoln Park Zoo announced the birth of a western lowland gorilla in October, zoo officials have finally revealed her name. The ...

PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo's Newest Newborn Settles In

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo on Tuesday announced the recent arrival of their newest newborn: a healthy western lowland gorilla. According to a zoo r...

PHOTOS: Titi Monkey Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Naturalists at Lincoln Park Zoo may not know yet whether their newest baby is a boy or a girl, but one thing's for sure: it's adorable! The baby, b...

10 Chicago End Of Summer Musts

Fathom | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel

Many locals will tell you that summer is the main reason -- the only reason -- we stick it out through Chicago's long and brutal winters.