Saturday, April 22
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture and Lincoln Park Zoo invite you to a free family event celebrating the arrival of two Puerto Rican parrots at Lincoln Park Zoo! This event will be held at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Learn about the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program, a conservation program that has saved this species—found only in Puerto Rico—from extinction. Initiated in 1968 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the program has benefited from support provided by conservation partners, including Lincoln Park Zoo. Scientists at the zoo’s Population Management Center analyze demographic and pedigree-based genetic relationships across populations at aviaries and wild-release sites in Puerto Rico.
(The following speakers will also present a talk as part of the Wine & Wildlife program series at Lincoln Park Zoo on Thursday, April 20. Learn more about this ticketed event.)
Wildlife Biologist/Aviculturist/Aviary Operations Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program
Director, Population Management Center, Lincoln Park Zoo
Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds, Lincoln Park Zoo
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
3015 W. Division Street,
There will also be educational stations for guests to enjoy!
This event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP at 773-486-8345.
Photo credit: Photo of wild Puerto Rican parrots courtesy of Tanya Martinez, Biologist, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources