Summer 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
Great Ape Economics
By having chimpanzees trade tokens for treats, zoo scientists can study how the apes learn
and respond to different rewards.
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.
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.
A Healthy Head Start
Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Blog
Conservation Field Diaries