I’m very pleased to report that last night Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo was awarded Mayor Daley’s GreenWorks Award for Sustainable Innovation in a Built Environment due to the boardwalk’s positive contribution to Chicago’s Climate Action Plan. The award recognizes projects that successfully implement sustainable building and urban design to reduce environmental impact.
Nearby Nature Boardwalk, at the Farm-in-the-Zoo Presented by John Deere, we have a newcomer to the zoo—a female calf. The not-so-little Holstein was born in mid-November and is causing guests to gush at how cute she is. Stop by to pay her a visit.
I’m happy to announce that Supervisor of Behavioral and Cognitive Research Steve Ross recently defended his doctoral dissertation, which focused on how Lincoln Park Zoo’s apes behaved and used space differently between the old Great Ape House and Regenstein Center for African Apes. Kudos to Dr. Ross.
Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Charter One is underway. Our annual celebration of lights runs Friday–Sunday nights through December 12, and nightly December 17–January 2 (except December 24 and 25), with special events scheduled throughout the holiday season.
As always, I’ll keep you posted.