Serengeti Field Diaries

Latest Story

August 26, 2015
Party Crasher

A herd of wildebeests employs a strength-in-numbers defensive strategy to face down an approaching female lion in Tanzania.

All Stories

August 26, 2015
Party Crasher

A herd of wildebeests employs a strength-in-numbers defensive strategy to face down an approaching female lion in Tanzania.

August 18, 2015
Go Cubs Go!

Young African lion cubs play next to a watering hole on the Serengeti grasslands of Tanzania while adult females keep a close watch nearby.

August 12, 2015
Plain to See

The grasses of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania will never grow high enough to conceal this giraffe—even during a moment of recumbent rest.

July 28, 2015
Trunk Show

A female African elephant and her baby make a striking image in size and scale while traveling across the Serengeti savanna in Tanzania.

July 16, 2015
Beest Mode

From time to time, we’ll be posting cool photos of amazing wildlife spotted during my time in Tanzania.

June 23, 2015
Getting the Band Back Together

I have arrived. Helloooo again, Tanzania! Let’s get ready to rock some dog vaccinations!

May 28, 2015
Syringes, Snow and Snagged Slacks

I love the snow. This statement may generate some grumbling among Chicagoans after our last two frigid winters, but I really do enjoy the cold and snow—even as flowers bloom and summer approaches. Remember that fifth largest blizzard in Chicago history? To me it seemed a dramatically fitting send-off as I departed for Tanzania to continue Lincoln Park Zoo’s Serengeti Health Initiative project.

April 21, 2015
Helping Hyenas

Time for a nap? Scientist Anna Czupryna shares this shot of hyenas cooling off in Serengeti National Park. A Lincoln Park Zoo-led vaccination campaign protects these predators from diseases like rabies and distemper.

September 26, 2014
Help Fight Rabies a World Away

Let’s face it. Going to the vet can be a chore. Between conflicting schedules, traffic and doctor availability, simply scheduling an appointment can be challenging. Convincing your dog, or better yet, your cat, that going to the vet is a good thing, can be tricky (Isn’t it funny how cats refuse to get into the carrier at home but then refuse to get out at the vet?). And that doesn’t even mention looking for parking and then waiting for the doctor once you finally get there.

September 23, 2014
World Rabies Day Blog Intro

World Rabies Day is coming up this Sunday, September 28 and Lincoln Park Zoo will be joining pet owners and public health, conservation and veterinary authorities around the world in raising awareness for rabies. 

Rabies is something that Lincoln Park Zoo takes very seriously as part of our work with the Serengeti Health Initiative, through which we annually vaccinate approximately 100,000 domestic dogs for rabies, canine distemper and parvovirus in the villages surrounding Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Syndicate content