Sunday, February 21, 2016
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet inside Regenstein Center for African Apes while Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares fascinating facts about the zoo’s care and conservation efforts for western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees! Learn what a day in the life is like at the zoo’s internationally renowned exhibit and research facility for these endangered primates. Then, after breakfast, enjoy an exclusive, guided viewing of the zoo’s chimpanzee and gorilla groups as they explore their habitats during their most active time of day. Maureen will answer all your questions and explain the animal behavior you’ll witness. This is a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss.
The breakfast menu is vegetarian-friendly and includes favorites such as a build-your-own waffle bar, fresh yogurt and granola, quiche, potatoes and more.
9–10 a.m.: Breakfast and curator talk
10–10:30 a.m.: Q&A with curator
10:30–11 a.m.: Private, guided viewing of chimpanzees and gorillas
Regenstein Center for African Apes
For participants ages 12 and older
$50 ($45 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
This Event Is Sold Out!
As Lincoln Park Zoo’s Curator of Primates, Maureen manages about a dozen species. She also works closely with the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, collaborating on projects with researchers. One important element of her job is overseeing the enrichment program for primates. Enrichment encourages our monkeys and apes to behave dynamically and interact socially as they would in the wild.