Category: Zoo news

Say goodbye to Kobe Lincoln Park Zoo’s female polar bear

Say goodbye to Kobe Lincoln Park Zoo’s female polar bear
Sad, sad news to report from Lincoln Park Zoo (LPZ). On October 19, the animal care staff at LPZ made the difficult but humane decision to euthanize Kobe, the zoo’s female polar bear. Hopes were high when Kobe arrived at the zoo this March to join Siku to start a family at the zoo’s new $15-million Polar... Read more »

Endangered Francois’ Langur born at Lincoln Park Zoo

Endangered Francois’ Langur born at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest resident, an endangered Francois’ Langur is sure to put a smile on your face. The very special, adorable primate was born on February 6, at the zoo. The infant is the seventh successful offspring of Lincoln Park Zoo’s breeding pair, Pumpkin (dam) and Cartman (sire), and a part of the Francois’... Read more »

Meet Siku: A sneak peek at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Polar Bear

Meet Siku: A sneak peek at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Polar Bear
Six-year-old Siku seems to be enjoying his brand new 15-million dollar digs at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. And why shouldn’t he. His home–the Walter Family Arctic Tunda–features a winding stream, a waterfall, a swimming pool, diving areas, climbing hills and a million-dollar view of the Chicago skyline. At a media preview today we were treated... Read more »
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$15 million polar bear habitat to open at Lincoln Park Zoo

$15 million polar bear habitat to open at Lincoln Park Zoo
 Lincoln Park Zoo Announces Opening Date for New Polar Bear Exhibit Winter is coming early to Lincoln Park Zoo when their new Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit opens for public viewing on November 17. The $15 million facility replaces the zoo’s considerably small polar bear enclosure, which closed in 2014. The 11,000 plus square-foot exhibit... Read more »