If you’ve been to Regenstein Center for African Apes lately you may have noticed Hank’s group of chimpanzees has been off exhibit and a wall of their enclosure is blocked off. These temporary changes offer an opportunity to highlight the lengths we go to ensure the safety of our animals and visitors.
Since Adelor passed away, many visitors have asked when Myra would get a companion at the Kovler Lion House. I’m happy to announce that a male lion, Sahar, is now in quarantine at Lincoln Park Zoo, waiting to be introduced in the near future.
Last week I enjoyed spending some time with an old friend…on stage, in front of a live audience, which was a unique experience. Rich Kogan, host of Chicago Live!, invited me to the show to share my life’s experiences in zoos.
I’m happy to say the first crocuses are coming into bloom at the zoo. These new flowers offer a welcome reminder that spring’s on its way. But they also remind me of big plans in store for the zoo’s gardens.
A great zoo isn’t possible without partnerships. At Lincoln Park Zoo, we work together to provide our animals with world-class care. We also work with partners around the globe to conserve wild ecosystems, increase knowledge and share the rich lives of animals.
Last week offered two excellent reminders of Lincoln Park Zoo’s impact on the world of wildlife. Fittingly for a city zoo with a global reach, one came from just down the street while the other originated halfway across the globe.
February can be a quiet month at Lincoln Park Zoo. It’s true that many of the animals stay active throughout winter. Recent guests have seen the red panda breeding pair chasing each other through their exhibit at the Kovler Lion House—an energetic courtship display, despite the cold weather.