Serengeti Field Diaries

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July 16, 2015
Beest Mode

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

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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.

May 30, 2013
Vaccination 2013 Is Underway!

Masai residents of Loliondo District pose with their dog, vaccinated as part of the Serengeti Health Initiative.

Vaccination season 2013 is off to a running start! We kicked off the process in Loliondo District east of Serengeti National Park.

March 5, 2013
Sweet Home Chicago!

These lions in Serengeti National Park were one of the highlights from zoo researcher Anna Czupryna's field season in the Serengeti.
December 12, 2012
Budgets and Batteries

Field work isn’t just hiking around and playing with puppies. There is a little talked about dark side to field work that many researchers love to hate—organization and paperwork!

Field work requires lots of help, equipment, permits, budgets, logistics and inventory.

December 7, 2012
Making a Difference a World Away

Vice President of Conservation and Science Lisa Faust poses with kids happy to receive pencils as part of the zoo's Serengeti Health Initiative.

Last month I had the great pleasure of traveling to northern Tanzania to visit our amazing work with the Serengeti Health Initiative, which works to protect

December 4, 2012
Ready, Set, Action! Camera Traps in the Villages

Anna secures the camera at the site.

Thorns, bushes and boulders were the theme of the day as we set up “camera traps” in Nangale Village. These automated, remotely triggered cameras will be used to validate and quantify the presence of wildlife in our study villages.

December 3, 2012
Serengeti Conservation Work Featured in the Chicago Tribune

How is Lincoln Park Zoo stopping the spread of rabies in Africa? The Chicago Tribune has an excellent in-depth look, with video, photos, stories and more!

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