Help ID the Animals that Call Chicago Home!
Since 2010, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute has collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife. Coyotes, turkeys, foxes, skunks and squirrels are among the species recorded in hundreds of motion-triggered “camera traps” that range from the Loop to the suburbs.
But while the cameras automatically take the photos, we need people to ID the animals within. That’s where you come in!
Lincoln Park Zoo, in partnership with Adler Planetarium's Zooniverse, has created Chicago Wildlife Watch. This special citizen-science project collects all the Urban Wildlife Biodiversity Monitoring project’s photos in one place online, giving everyone a chance to ID the animals within—and help scientists understand which species make their homes in our backyards.
Give it a try—ID some Chicago animals now at www.chicagowildlifewatch.org!