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The Serengeti Health Initiative aims to preserve the African region's rich wildlife while benefiting local people.
In a remote region of the Republic of Congo, researchers are conducting groundbreaking research into how gorillas and chimpanzees live alongside one another in one of the most pristine landscapes on earth.
The Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP) serves 35 zoos across the United States to help guide the management of the chimpanzee population.
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.
There are an estimated 2,200 chimpanzees living in the United States today, more than double the number estimated in their home range country of Tanzania in East Africa. Project ChimpCARE is committed to providing sustainable care for all chimpanzees.
Lincoln Park Zoo is lending its population-planning expertise to help the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot continue on its path to recovery.
Monitoring stations from city to suburbs will help scientists chronicle the wildlife of the Chicago region.
Developed by Lincoln Park Zoo scientists, ZooRisk assists managers in making scientifically based decisions for animal populations.
By providing a single source for researchers and wildlife managers seeking information on avian reintroductions and translocations, this conservation resource will enable them to learn from the past to achieve better results in the future.
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
Zoos across the country cooperate on breeding and transfer plans to ensure healthy populations. In developing PMCTrack, Lincoln Park Zoo scientists have made it possible to evaluate the outcome of every recommendation for the first time—improving populati
PopLink is a computer program developed by Lincoln Park Zoo scientists to track data on individual animals over their lifetimes and use that data to help their management.
By observing chimpanzees and gorillas as they use tools at Regenstein Center for African Apes, zoo scientists can better understand how apes learn and interact with one another.
By using touch-screen computers to monitor chimpanzees and gorillas as they sequence objects and react to the social cues embedded in a glance, zoo scientists can see how apes perceive the world around them.
Zoo scientists are analyzing the future of zoo populations by conducting population viability analyses (PVAs) for Association of Zoos and Aquarium Animal Programs such as Species Survival Plans®. PVAs can help animal managers plan for the future and deter
Every day, zoo researchers use tablet computers to observe and record the activities of chimpanzees and gorillas living at Regenstein Center for African Apes.
At a time when bat populations across the country are declining, the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute is using non-invasive techniques to study bat species in the greater Chicago area.
By giving ornate box turtle hatchlings a healthy head start at the zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo is helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restore this threatened species to Illinois.
By having gorillas and chimpanzees exchange tokens for treats, scientists can study responses to unequal treatment. The resulting behavioral economics insights can reveal ape perceptions of inequity.
Zoo scientists work with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Zoo Atlanta to conserve Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas by studying ties between gorilla stress levels and environmental and tourist pressures.
A network of 65 “camera traps” records ape behavior in the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle. By analyzing this footage at the zoo, our scientists are revealing new findings about how chimpanzees and gorillas live in the wild.
Lincoln Park Zoo is partnering with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to restore the meadow jumping mouse, an important grasslands species, to northern Illinois.
By using non-invasive methods to monitor stress hormones, zoo scientists can improve animal conservation and care both at the zoo and around the globe.
By measuring testosterone, estrogen and progesterone over time—the same hormones that guide reproduction in humans—endocrinologists can gain insight into animal reproductive cycles.
Zoos scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife, from coyotes to chipmunks. Now we need your help IDing the animals that call the city home!
Zoo scientists are building models to guide the recovery of one of the most endangered canine species in the world: the red wolf.
By recording space-use and behavioral data for the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest, zoo scientists can better understand this complex species—and improve their care.
As cities expand and natural habitat is reduced, increased urbanization has led to a rise in human-wildlife conflict.

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