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Old 20-03-2014

New habitats for Penguins and polar bears at Lincoln Park Zoo - chicagotribune.com

Concerning Anana, the female polar bear relocating during construction, where do you think she will end up? A zoo with an existing polar bear exhibit with a male she could mate with or one of the zoos opening up a new polar bear exhibit? If they did it this fall, the only new one opened would be North Carolina Zoo. However, if they waited for sometime in 2015, they have the option of Saint Louis or Buffalo. But I am not sure any of these zoos would like to introduce their guests to a particular polar bear only to see if leave in a couple years.
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Old 21-03-2014

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Post from the President—Penguin (and Polar) Plans

There are plenty of details to share about the next new exhibits at Lincoln Park Zoo, but let me just start by saying that those of you who have missed penguins are going to be very happy.

The zoo hasn’t had penguins since the closing of the aging Kovler Penguin-Seabird House in 2011. But we’re going to welcome these waddling waterbirds back in 2016 with the construction of a new penguin habitat! Located next to the Kovler African Savanna at Regenstein African Journey, this outdoor exhibit will be home to more than a dozen African penguins.

In the wild, these non-polar penguins inhabit the rocky coastlines of Africa’s temperate southernmost coast. As a result, they’re adapted to outdoor living during Chicago’s summers and winters.

More than a dozen penguins will swim and play in a large pool backed with vegetation and rocky “cliffs.” In consultation with the African Penguin Species Survival PlanŽ, we’ll also have a dozen nest boxes behind the scenes to accommodate future breeding pairs—and hoped-for chicks. It should be a dynamic exhibit, one that encourages the natural penguin behaviors we all enjoy.

The penguin habitat isn’t the only new project in the works. We’ll also be creating a new, immersive polar bear habitat just to the north, one that will replace the current Polar Bear Plaza.

With its 266,000-gallon pool for Anana to swim in, Polar Bear Plaza was state of the art when it was built more than 30 years ago. In the time since, though, we’ve learned a lot about the best ways to meet this powerful predator’s needs. Accordingly, the new exhibit will include some of the underwater views visitors love, but it will also feature twice as much land as water.

Beyond that, the new polar bear habitat will be built for two! Split exhibits will offer plenty of living space…and the possibility of cubs down the road. Male and female polar bears need to be separate after breeding, so the new environment is being designed around that possibility, much like our Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit.

The polar bear habitat will include multiple viewing shelters as well as an “ice cave” near the glass where the bears can cool off on hot summer days. These new habitats will replicate the full range of these carnivores’ natural habitat, from pools to shoreline to tundra vegetation.

Construction on the new polar bear and penguin habitats will start this fall, soon after the completion of Regenstein Macaque Forest. Roughly 45,000 square feet of habitat will be transformed, at a projected cost of $22 million. These exciting new additions to the zoo should be complete in spring/summer 2016. I’m looking forward to them already, and I’ll certainly keep you informed as work proceeds.

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Photo: The new penguin habitat will provide an immersive outdoor home for African penguins.

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Old 22-03-2014

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It's looks like the polar bear exhibit will take the place of the old grottoes. The sun bear, Andean bear, and spotted hyena will need to be relocated.
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Old 13-04-2014

On April 10th, a female Sichuan Takin was born at the zoo. The father slightly injured her leg, but she has recovered and was reintroduced to her mother.
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Old 25-04-2014

A female klipspringer calf was recently born at the Lincoln Park Zoo.


The Sichuan Takin calf sadly passed away a few days or so after birth, but a new Sichuan Takin, a male, was born yesterday.
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Old 02-05-2014

Another article about the Klipspringer :
Keepers Raise Tiny Antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo - ZooBorns
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Old 02-05-2014

A crowned lemur was born to parents Tucker and Sokkwi April 14th. It's the zoos first crowned lemur birth.


Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes baby lemur | WGN-TV
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Old 08-05-2014

Help name the baby Klipspringer.

Give Lincoln Park Zoo's New Arrival A Name: Chicagoist
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Old 16-05-2014

The baby Klipspringer is named Asha.

Lincoln Park Zoo's baby klipspringer gets a name - chicagotribune.com
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Old 27-05-2014

Here is a photo gallery of old LPZ pictures I just found:PHOTOS: Amazing Vintage Shots of Historic Zoo - weather.com
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Old 27-05-2014

Thank you, tropicworld for this great link. When i studied in Chicago in the eighties some of these old exhibits at LPZ were still there. I remember the old duck pond that appears there. Judy the indian elephant lived in that old elephant barn shown in the pictures. The lion house and monkey house ( they had those names on signs) were already being rebuilt. The old sea lion pool shown in the pictures was gone, replaced by the current one. Amazing to see the keepers with the black bears. There seems to be a whooping crane in picture 15.
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Old 06-06-2014

Vicky, a 50-year-old chimpanzee, and the Zoo's last wild-born ape, was euthanized.

Chimpanzee, 50, Dies At Lincoln Park Zoo CBS Chicago
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Old 06-06-2014

Another article about the death of Vicky :
Lincoln Park Zoo's Last Wild-Born Chimp, Vicky, Dies at 50 - Lincoln Park - DNAinfo.com Chicago
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Old 08-06-2014

Trumpter Swan cygnets have hatched.
Trumpeter swan cygnets hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo | abc7chicago.com
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Old 19-06-2014

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