Breakfast with the Apes
Breakfast with the Apes
Sunday, March 23
Start your day in an unforgettable way with breakfast at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes. Join Zoological Manager of Primates Michael Brown-Palsgrove as he shares fascinating stories about the zoo’s chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas.
After breakfast, enjoy a private viewing of these great-ape families during their most active time of day. Learn more about their behavior, state-of-the-art habitats and conservation and care. Get the latest updates on gorilla babies Patty and Nayembi, who recently celebrated their first birthdays!
9:30–11 a.m. Breakfast and Talk
Menu: fresh seasonal fruit, farm-fresh scrambled eggs, whole grain and white toast, oatmeal bar, crisp applewood smoked bacon, breakfast potatoes and more
10:30–11 a.m. Private Viewing of Chimpanzees and Gorillas
Regenstein Center for African Apes
For participants ages 12 and older
$65 ($60 for zoo members)
Reservations are limited. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Tickets will not be mailed to you. Simply provide your name at check-in at Regenstein Center for African Apes.
Paid parking is available in our parking lot at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway.
Michael has worked in the zoo field since 1996. In the 14 years he’s been at Lincoln Park Zoo, he’s worked in all areas of the zoo. As the Primate Department’s zoological manager, he guides animal husbandry and supervises the animal care staff.
An Array of Apes
Need more incentive to whet your appetite? Enjoy this slideshow featuring an array of the zoo’s great apes, from babies to bachelors.
Happy Birthday to Our Baby Gorillas
Nayembi Reunited—July 18, 2013
Baby gorilla Nayembi has been reintroduced to her mom, Rollie, and mother-and-daughter pair Bana and Patty behind the scenes at Regenstein Center for African Apes. As this video shows, the group, including Nayembi and Rollie, are getting along well!
See Baby Nayembi Crawl Around Her Exhibit—May 8, 2013
Western lowland gorilla Nayembi, who was injured in February, is thriving under 24-hour care by Lincoln Park Zoo animal care staff and will soon be reunited with her troop. As you can see, the 6-month-old gorilla is trying new foods, exploring her enclosure, and getting lessons in how to act like an ape.