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.


10 Years of Amazing Ape Care

Thursday, November 13

lowland gorillas in outdoor yard at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes

Ten years after its debut the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes remains a state-of-the-art home for western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. Drawing on decades of exhibit design innovation reaching back to its predecessor—the Lester E. Fisher Great Ape House—the facility continues to shine in meeting the needs of apes, researchers and visitors. Join Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy and Fisher Center Director Steve Ross, Ph.D., to learn how design facilitates natural climbing and perching, daily health check-ups, tool-use studies and more.

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

Register for Wine & Wildlife: 10 Years of Amazing Ape Care

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


Speakers

  Maureen Leahy
Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy has worked with primates for more than 15 years. She oversees the care of 12 primate species at the Helen Brach Primate House and Regenstein Center for African Apes and works with the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes to help coordinate research projects.
Steve Ross, Ph.D., director of Lincoln Park Zoo's Fisher Center  

Steve Ross, Ph.D.
The director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Steve is a leader in increasing our understanding of apes and advancing their conservation and care. He oversees projects ranging from cognitive studies to weighing the impact of logging in Congo’s Goualougo Triangle.


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.