Zoo Honors

Lincoln Park Zoo Honored with AZA Awards in Conservation and Education

Lincoln Park Zoo’s mission of conservation, education and care was recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums last week at the organization’s annual conference. With world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall serving as keynote speaker, Lincoln Park Zoo was awarded Top Honors in International Conservation for its chimpanzee conservation efforts in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park.

The site of Goodall’s groundbreaking research, Gombe has changed our understanding of animals and altered our perception of what it means to be human. The zoo is proud to partner with The Jane Goodall Institute on a number of research initiatives in the area, from studying chimpanzee health and play to investigating the mother-infant relationship. You can learn more about the award-winning work by clicking here.

The zoo also received a Significant Achievement Award in Education for the creation of “Exploring Ape Behavior,” a 75-minute interactive program that enables visitors to experience firsthand the behavioral research of scientists at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to receive this recognition from our peers. These awards reflect the zoo’s dedication to excellence in conservation, education and care.