Wine & Wildlife

Wine & Wildlife

With Wine & Wildlife, adults can enjoy a glass of wine as they learn about the zoo’s global conservation programs.

The zoo’s popular Wine & Wildlife after-hours series lets adults enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the zoo’s global conservation programs from animal care experts and research scientists. Past program focuses have included the Serengeti Health Initiative, Puerto Rican parrot recovery and eastern black rhinoceros field research and breeding.


Animal Attractions

February 12, 2015

Animal relationships at the zoo quite honestly can be pretty odd. Flirting, mating, parenting and everything in-between looks vastly different for a black rhino compared to, say, a smooth green snake. At this Valentine’s Day-themed program, get the lowdown from zoo animal experts on the most unique sex lives in the animal kingdom.

6–8 p.m.
$17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
18 and older
Kovler Lion House
Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served

Register for Wine & Wildlife: Animal Attractions

For more information, please email educationprograms@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.


Designing a Home for Snow Monkeys

April 23, 2015

What does it take to design a brand-new zoo habitat? More than just manpower and money, creating a new exhibit also involves intensive training for zookeepers who will care for the animals and time for educators to develop a suite of enriching programs. In the case of Regenstein Macaque Forest—the zoo’s new home for Japanese snow monkeys—it also means hiring a specialized scientist to study the behavior and cognition of the resident monkeys. Learn how this amazing exhibit took shape from concept to construction and beyond.

6–8 p.m.
$17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
18 and older
Café at Wild Things
Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served

Register for Wine & Wildlife: Designing a Home for Snow Monkeys

For more information, please email educationprograms@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.


See the Wine & Wildlife Experience

Wine & Wildlife: In Your Backyard Slideshow
In a relaxed setting, scientists from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute shared which animals are living in the Chicagoland area. Guests learned how “camera traps” help researchers track—and conserve—local wildlife.
Wine & Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti Slideshow
Guests enjoy glasses of wine as they learn how Lincoln Park Zoo is leading efforts to save Africa’s crown jewel: the Serengeti.

Wine & Wildlfe: The Truth About Chimpanzees Slideshow
Fans of wine and wildlife gather to hear David Morgan (Lincoln Park Zoo) and Crickette Sanz talk about studying—and conserving—the apes occupying the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle.