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Back from the Brink

Advancing the Science of Recovery

From guiding reintroduction programs to returning animals to their historic homes, zoo scientists help species recover from their brush with extinction.

Back from the Brink
Thought to be extinct, the black-footed ferret was rediscovered 30 years ago, starting a recovery program that's reintroduced 2,000 individuals back to the wild. Now a special partnership between Lincoln Park Zoo and Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservatio
Lincoln Park Zoo is lending its population-planning expertise to help the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot continue on its path to recovery.
Habitat loss has caused this shy species to be endangered through much of its range, including Illinois. Lincoln Park Zoo works with partners across the country to guide its recovery.
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists are assisting the recovery of endangered black rhinos in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park. Black rhinos was nearly driven extinct during the 1990s by habitat destruction and poaching, their population dropping from 65
Lincoln Park Zoo is working with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to return the region’s smooth green snakes to their natural habitats.
Zoo scientists are building models to guide the recovery of one of the most endangered canine species in the world: the red wolf.

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