Saturday, February 11
This event is sold out. Tickets are still available for Breakfast with the Big Cats on Sunday, March 5!
You don’t have to trek to Congo to forage among gorillas and chimpanzees. At this one-of-a-kind breakfast you’ll nosh on a delicious buffet while family groups of western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees socialize next to you. We’ll also feed your mind as the zoo’s Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy shares fascinating facts about these incredible animals’ social interactions, participation in voluntary self-care and computer touch-screen cognition studies, and much more. After breakfast, join Maureen for an informative walk about the state-of-the-art Regenstein Center for African Apes during the apes’ most active time of day. It’s the tastiest way imaginable to learn about the zoo’s world-class care, conservation and scientific research supporting these endangered species.
Breakfast will be vegetarian-friendly and include a variety of delectable options.
For participants age 12 and older
$50 ($45 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
Reservations are limited, so secure your seat today!
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.