Summer 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine


The Summer 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine casts a social spotlight on Lincoln Park Zoo, examining groups and behaviors throughout the zoo.
 

Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine
Summer 2013


Social Studies
Understanding Connections, Big and Small

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In This Issue of the Zoo Magazine

Great Ape Economics
By having chimpanzees trade tokens for treats, zoo scientists can study how the apes learn and respond to different treats.


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See Baby Nayembi Crawl Around Her Exhibit
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.

Flowery Feast
Here's one to help you get through hump day: a video of the zoo's Bactrian camel herd feasting
on flowering plants. The fragrant treats were given to the Antelope & Zebra Area residents—now
shedding their winter coats—as special enrichment on Mother's Day this past weekend.

Kevin Bell places a bird in the water as Kovler Penguin-Seabird House opens in 1981. Bell, who came to Lincoln Park Zoo as curator of birds in 1976, has led Chicago's free zoo since 1993.

The Bell Curve
In this in-depth profile, President and CEO Kevin Bell reflects on his life in zoos—and his
20 years leading Lincoln Park Zoo.

Before he grew into an imposing zoo icon, gorilla Bushman was once a baby cared for by Winifred Hope in Cameroon.

Last Visit
Before he grew into a zoo icon, gorilla Bushman was once a baby cared for by Winifred Hope
and her family in Cameroon. This spring, Hope visited Lincoln Park Zoo to remember the little
gorilla she knew—and see how zoos have changed.

The rich social interactions of Japanese macaques will be at the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo's next great exhibit, Regenstein Macaque Forest.

The zoo's next great exhibit will be a state-of-the-art home for Japanese macaques, or “snow
monkeys.” These lively primates will thrill visitors with rich social displays among hot springs
and evergreen trees.

By having chimpanzees trade tokens for treats, zoo scientists can study how the apes learn and respond to different rewards.

Great Ape Economics
By having chimpanzees trade tokens for treats, zoo scientists can study how the apes learn
and respond to different rewards.

The Bactrian camels at the Antelope & Zebra Area grow thick coats in winter...and naturally shed them again in spring.

Field Note: Bactrian Camel
Bactrian camels are naturally adapted to the frigid winters of the Gobi Desert...and Chicago's
too. Learn about the social dynamics—and shedding habits—of this hairy herd.

Developed by Hurvis Center educators, this free iPad app lets you step into the shoes of an animal behavior scientist by conducting your own investigation!

Observe to Learn iPad App
Developed by Hurvis Center educators, this free iPad app lets you step into the shoes of an animal
behavior scientist by conducting your own investigation! Use it to study your favorite animals, anywhere,
anytime--at your local zoo, park, backyard, or even in your living room observing a family pet.

Dowload the Observe to Learn app on the App Store


Bonus Content

One of the ornate box turtles reared at the zoo is held before its release at Lost Mound Sand Prairie near Savanna, Illinois. Photo by Sharon Dewar.

A Healthy Head Start
After a year of growth behind the scenes, 18 ornate box turtles were reintroduced to wild homes in Illinois. Learn how zoo experts are boosting the recovery of this threatened species.

Painted turtles are among the urban animals spotted and shared in the zoo's Nature Boardwalk blog.

Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Blog
Follow along as native plants and animals are spotted in Lincoln Park Zoo's urban oasis.
See the Latest Urban Wildlife Update

Wild African lions are among the encounters shared in Lincoln Park Zoo's Conservation Field Diaries.

Conservation Field Diaries
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists offer conservation updates from wild spots across the globe.
Read the Latest Update from the Field

 

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