Lincoln Park Zoo in Full Bloom

Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning to show signs of new life.  It has been an excellent source of entertainment of all ages for nearly 150 years.  With spring just around the corner, events have already taken place that expresses the zoo’s anticipation to leave winter behind.

Early this year, both females in the White Cheeked Gibbon and Two-Toed Sloth habitats have given birth to some healthy newcomers.  The growing babies are happily dependent on their mothers and bring crowds from all over the nation.  The infant Sloth can be found in the Regenstein Small Mammal/Reptile House and the Gibbon in the Helen V. Brach Primate House.

White-cheeked Gibbon

As the snow melts, the notable and scenic Nature Boardwalk can soon re-emerge and bring back the warm life that comes with it.  A wonderful resource of outdoor activity, this pond in the city blooms with gorgeous plants and a variety of wildlife.  Many can be seen jogging or bike riding through this impressive landscape.

The zoo itself is a great pastime that exposes people to the nature and history of worldwide wildlife in the heart of Chicago…and it’s free!

Lincoln Park Zoo also reaches out to the public to help welcome them to spring.  Recently, they’ve launched their online “Horticulture Wishlist” for guests to help contribute and keep the zoo a fun and free environment.  For more information visit their website at

-Kelly Scherwinski