Blizzard Closes Lincoln Park Zoo and Romance for Valentines


After the big storm blew 20 inches of white stuff over Chicago, Wednesday was a snow day for much of the city. Kids turned to sleds as schools cancelled classes. Adults spent the day digging out cars. Flights were grounded, roads closed and businesses throughout the city shuttered their doors in the wake of the weather.


Lincoln Park Zoo was also closed after the blizzard.The first time the zoo has closed in nearly a decade!
 
The animals were well cared for, of course. They were provided extra bedding, the heat was increased in some spaces and all were given access to indoor enclosures.
 
While people across the city celebrated a winter wonderland, a group of zoo employees spent their snow day clearing zoo grounds—and caring for the animals.

Coming Up!

Animal Attractions: Adults-only Valentine’s Day Event
Are you wild at heart? Woo your loved one at Lincoln Park Zoo this Valentine’s Day. Join us within Regenstein African Journey for champagne and chocolates while getting the inside scoop on the risqué side of animal courtship—the wild lives of wildlife. Valentine’s Day—February 14


Valentine’s Day—February 14, 6–8 p.m.
Regenstein African Journey          Adults only (21 and older)
Lincoln Park Zoo members $40 per person  –    Non-members $45 per person


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