Breakfast with the Apes

Breakfast with the Apes

March 23, 2014

Breakfast with the Ape at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes

At Lincoln Park Zoo’s sold-out Breakfast for the Apes event in 2014, Zoological Manager of Primates Michael Brown-Palsgrove shared fascinating stories about the zoo’s chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas. Gorilla babies Patty and Nayembi were in the spotlight, but guests also learned about ape group dynamics while enjoying a delicious breakfast.

Please note: Breakfast with the Apes will not be offered in 2015, but we are planning to hold the event again in 2016. Updated information will be shared on this page at a later date.


In the 14 years he’s been at Lincoln Park Zoo, Michael Brown-Palsgrove worked in all areas of the zoo.   Michael Brown-Palsgrove

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.
Baby gorilla Nayembi enjoys some special enrichment for her first birthday.

Happy Birthday to Our Baby Gorillas
It was a happy birthday for baby gorillas Nayembi and Patty! The zoo's Volunteer Enrichment Group and caregivers shared some fun edible enrichment at Regenstein Center for African Apes.