Enhancing Animal Health

Enhancing Animal Health

Seeking Improvements in Care

Disease-surveillance programs, nutrition studies and cutting-edge veterinary care reflect Lincoln Park Zoo’s commitment to enhancing animal health.


Related Projects

Project ChimpCARE is committed to providing sustainable care for all chimpanzees.  

Lincoln Park Zoo's Project ChimpCARE
There are an estimated 2,200 chimpanzees living in the United States today. Project ChimpCARE is committed to providing sustainable care for all chimpanzees.

 

Domestic Dog Vaccination in Serengeti National Park
By vaccinating domestic dogs around Serengeti National Park, Lincoln Park Zoo is preventing distemper and other diseases from impacting park predators.


Gombe Ecosystem Health Project
Understanding chimpanzee health is essential to conserving these endangered animals. To establish a baseline for good health, scientists follow apes as they move through the forest.


Veterinary Services
A scientific approach to veterinary cares improves the lives of exotic animal species in zoos and their native habitats.

 

Nutrition Science
The zoo’s Nutrition Center pays careful attention to what’s on the menu, developing healthful diets for a whole spectrum of species.

 

The Zoo Animal Health Network stands watch for avian influenza and other infectious diseases. Zoo Animal Health Network
This nationwide zoo-based surveillance system stands watch for avian influenza and other infectious diseases.

Zoo caregivers partnered with peers around the world to build a vital database of great ape blood types.

Great Ape Blood Typing
Zoo caregivers have partnered with peers around the world to build a vital database of great ape blood types, information that’s improved veterinary care at zoos and in the wild.