Post from the President—Remembering Keo

President and CEO Kevin Bell bids farewell to one of Lincoln Park Zoo's oldest friends. Chimpanzee Keo, the oldest male chimpanzee in a North American zoo at 55, was humanely euthanized today.

Chimpanzee Keo was a longtime--and beloved--Lincoln Park Zoo resident

Chimpanzee Keo was a longtime--and beloved--Lincoln Park Zoo resident.


So Long Keo

I'd known Keo for 28 years: as long as I've been volunteering at LPZ. Let us celebrate his life and all the joy and love he brought to everyone who knew him. My sincere sympathies go out to the keeper staff at RCAA. This will be challenging for all of us to handle.

Re: So Long Keo

Thank you for your thoughtful comment.


I have enjoyed seeing Keo since 1995, visiting the Zoo every Sunday morning. I was so happy to know he excelled in the computer enrichment program at the Zoo. I will miss him very much

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