The sight of a flamingo flock walking onto exhibit each morning is a great sight to see. Our gregarious Chilean flamingos march outside every morning to be greeted by guests who await their daily arrival.
I’ve been working at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House since the building opened in 1997.
Currently, we have 71 species in the facility, 46 of which are on exhibit. We have 25 species off exhibit for educational programming, breeding or observation, like the dyeing poison arrow frogs that have been part of a nutrition/mating study since 2004.
As a fairly long-lived frog species, dyeing poison arrow frogs are ideal for study.
Having worked with birds at Lincoln Park Zoo since 2008, I am aware that our feathered residents can signal the coming of spring. At the end of January, we saw exciting activity with the green woodhoopoes in the McCormick Bird House—discarded eggshells were spotted in the exhibit and the adults were busy carrying insects to the nest box.
If, like me, you are a fan of immediate gratification, woodhoopoes are vexing.
Hi, I’m Dave Bernier, general curator of the Animal Care department. I have worked at Lincoln Park Zoo for more than twenty years and my son and daughter have been coming to the zoo since before they could walk.
Hi. I am Maureen Leahy, curator of primates at Lincoln Park Zoo. In my work here I manage about a dozen species, ranging from a 480-pound silverback within Regenstein Center for African Apes to the 480-gram pied tamarins within the Helen Brach Primate House.