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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.

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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.

September 23, 2014
Rabies Remains a Threat

World Rabies Day is September 28, and around the world public health officials, epidemiologists, conservationists, pet owners and we here at Lincoln Park Zoo will join together to raise awareness about this deadly disease.

December 17, 2013
Serengeti Food Fight

The food fights that took place at the family dinner table or school lunchroom may stir up some nostalgic childhood memories as we recall someone wearing a face full of mashed peas. However, the food fights of Serengeti tend to be a lot more intense, particularly since the food in question can mean the difference between life and death.

November 7, 2013
Another Year of Doggie Survivor...

Hard to believe, but I am back in Tanzania for my fourth year of domestic dog demography data collection! Yes, fourth! Since 2010, I have been tracking free-roaming domestic dogs in villages west of Serengeti National Park to determine the impact of vaccination on dog demography and ownership practices. In other words, I want to better understand what dog life is like here in Tanzania.

October 24, 2013
Tanzania Without Rabies-Yes We Can!

What do a marching band, chanting kids, a bunch of dogs and the army have in common?

World Rabies Day of course! September 28 was World Rabies Day, and all around the world people came together to raise awareness about this disease and celebrate efforts to eradicate it.

September 28, 2013
Recognizing World Rabies Day

For World Rabies Day, zoo researcher Anna Czupryna shares how the zoo-led Serengeti Health Initiative is helping to fight the disease in Africa. Read how the zoo makes a difference for people and predators with Anna’s blog posts for Afya Serengeti.

September 19, 2013
Looking for Lions

As one of “Big Five” must-see safari animals of Tanzania, lions captivate and thrill thousands of safari travelers each year. I too was drawn to Africa to hopefully catch at least a glimpse of these magnificent carnivores.

July 11, 2013
Video: Saving the Serengeti

See how a zoo-led vaccination program protects people, pets and predators such as lions in one of Africa's signature ecosystems. Lincoln Park Zoo scientist Anna Czupryna walks us through her research a world away.

June 26, 2013
An Inside Look at Saving the Serengeti

A lion on the plains

What’s it like to study—and save—one of Africa’s signature ecosystems? Scientists Lisa Faust and Anna Czupryna will talk about the zoo’s work in the Serengeti with Wine & Wildlife: Vaccinating the Serengeti on July 17.

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