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Vote for Lincoln Park Zoo’s Cutest Couple

April 26, 2011

 

After a rainy Chicago morning, the clouds broke up allowing Mr. Sun to poke its head out. From previous experience, I knew animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo would be eager to leave the comfort of the indoors for a breath of fresh air. I decided this would be a perfect time to visit Chicago’s free zoo, one of the oldest in the nation and housing 1,200 animals representing 230 species, and take pictures.

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While walking around the Regenstein Center for the African Apes and then Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, my senses were picking up a hint of love in the air. Did I miss the memo!? Had the animals claimed today as their Valentine’s Day–kissing, cuddling, and searching for food together. View the pictures below, and please vote for the cutest animal couple at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

This Mallard couple was roaming freely around the zoo while on the search for food. Usually couples make reservations, but I recall a Valentine’s Days when I scanned the internet at the last minute looking for a restaurant. Love doesn’t need a reservation:

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This Chimpanzee mother-daugther duo, our closest animal relative, was having a lazy day in the rain, cuddling on their homemade beds. Look closely, they are holding hands:

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This Lion couple, skilled hunters of the African landscape, spent their late afternoon soaking in the sun light within a paws length of each other:

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As you spend your summer in the Chicagoland area, don’t forget to include the FREE Lincoln Park Zoo on your To-Do List. You’re not simply seeing animals from all over Planet Earth, you’re seeing camaraderie, love, & empathy; feelings we all have in common. Please vote below for the Cutest Animal Couple. Thanks for reading and Let you be you!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Geneless permalink
    May 16, 2011 8:39 AM

    The photograph of the chimps is beautiful and so sweet!

    • May 16, 2011 8:17 PM

      Thanks. Those little guys are awesome, and quite intelligent. Any day now I’ll publish a post about the benefits of researching chimpanzees. Did you know their DNA is about 96% similar to yours? True story. The exact number hasn’t been proven, but its in the 95-98% range.

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