Attendance increased by about 600,000 at Chicago-area zoos and museums last year.Fifteen Chicago-area attractions are members of the Museums Work for Chicago group, which released attendance data on Thursday. The group says attendance was 15.1 million during 2012.
Lincoln Park Zoo opens at 7 a.m., and Kevin Bell has coffee in the morning: One cup; he needs it. He gets to the zoo at 6 a.m.., something he has done almost every day for nearly four decades, ever since he was 23 and came here from New York to become curator of birds—the youngest curator in the zoo's history.
Officials with a Chicago zoo say they've vaccinated a million dogs in Tanzania as part of a project to eliminate rabies and save endangered carnivores in the Serengeti National Park.The Lincoln Park Zoo says its project began in 2003 and the zoo's Serengeti Health Initiative team has worked in villa
JoJo the silverback gorilla is leaving Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo for a new home in the suburbs. And zoo officials hope he'll start a family once he's there.The 31-year-old is being moved from the city's North Side to Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs.