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Lincoln Park Zoo

PHOTOS: Baby Box Turtles Are Local Zoo's Latest Addition

Posted 08.08.2012 | Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo's animal population grew by 18 this week when a clutch of ornate box turtles hatched. The quarter-sized turtles will receive speci...

PHOTOS: Brookfield Zoo Welcomes Orphaned Wombats

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

The arrival of Brookfield Zoo's newest foster animals means a lot to the species. On July 11, a male and female southern hairy-nosed wombat orphane...

PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes An Adorable Addition

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

During a short visit to Lincoln Park Zoo to receive special maternity care, a 200-pound Berkshire pig named Lady gave birth to a litter of piglets tha...

Creative Spaces: Where the Wild Things Should Be

Rana Florida | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

Ron L. Kagan made international headlines when he voluntarily decided to relocate the Detroit Zoo's elephants to a better home, a sanctuary in California. How exotic animals experience life in captivity is determined by the home that zoos give them. Here are some of the things that make this experience much better for animals.

Popular Lincoln Park Zoo Resident Heads To The 'Burbs

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo's loss is the Brookfield Zoo's gain as JoJo, a 31-year-old silverback gorilla, is due to say goodbye to his longtime Chicago home and...

Zoo Wants CareerBuilder To Stop Using Chimps In TV Ads

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago zoo is mounting a campaign to stop a company from airing a Super Bowl Sunday commercial featuring mischievous suit-and-tie w...

Endangered Baby Gorilla Born At U.S. Zoo Dies

AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A preliminary exam shows that an endangered baby gorilla born nine days ago at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo died of head trauma. Zoo wo...

Endangered Baby Gorilla Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

AP | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An endangered gorilla baby was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Zoo officials said Monday that the baby girl was born Thursday and will ...

WATCH: Zoos Wager On Monday's Lion-Bears Matchup

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

With the as-yet-undefeated Detroit Lions set to face the Chicago Bears in a much-anticipated matchup Monday, Oct. 10, leadership of the Detroit Zoo an...

Penguins To Say Bye (For Now) To Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

With the temporary closure of their penguin exhibit pending, Lincoln Park Zoo officials are urging fans of the waddling sea birds to stop in for a vis...

Planning A Family Vacation In Illinois? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Susan Miller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Illinois can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...

Burglars Steal From Lion's Den At Lincoln Park Zoo

AP | Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Burglars have caused an uproar at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo by breaking into the Kovler Lion House. Lincoln Park Zoo spokeswoman Sharon D...

PHOTOS: Critically Endangered Gibbon Baby Born In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The new year brought a new addition to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. A critically endangered white-cheeked gibbon gave birth to a healthy infant on Thur...

Baby Storks! Lincoln Park Zoo Celebrates New Flock

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Someone's been bringing the storks babies at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. The 142-year-old zoo suddenly has the making of a new flock ...

Lincoln Park Zoo's Oldest Animal Dies: Dwarf Crocodile Was 72 Years Old

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A dwarf crocodile whose claim to fame was siring a clutch of five crocodiles when he was in his late 60s is dead, Lincoln Park Zoo officials said Mond...

Red Pandas At Chicago Zoo Receive Donations To Get It On

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago posted an online wishlist recently to get a few extra perks for the their park's animals. Now, one item has caught loc...

Lincoln Park Ducks Dying While Zoo Constructs Boardwalk: Claim

WBBM Newsradio 780 | Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A small band of bird-lovers says Lincoln Park Zoo has allowed ducks in fenced-off South Pond to become "collateral damage" - while the zoo constructs ...

Chicago Rattlesnakes Being Rounded Up

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials are collecting the Chicago area's remaining rattlesnakes as part of an emergency species survival effort. The U.S. Fish and ...

Take The Kids (Or Not): ZooLights At Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ZooLights is bigger, brighter and FREE! There will be plenty of traditional favorites and lots of new fun. ~ Step back in time and get your photo tak...