ADOPT an Animal

 

Sister Act

Sisters are doing it for themselves at Lincoln Park Zoo’s African wild dog exhibit. The zoo’s pack consists of Lulu, Ola and Ono, three sisters born November 25, 2010, at Brookfield Zoo, where they were part of a litter of 10 pups. They’ve lived at Regenstein African Journey since spring 2012.

It’s tempting to compare your pet pooch to the frolicsome threesome. African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are relatively small and sport beautiful fur coats of mottled earth tones. The zoo’s wild dogs often scamper around their woodsy outdoor yard, foraging, engaging in play behavior and exploring enrichment items provided by keepers.

But in their native sub-Saharan African range, these carnivores are among nature’s most proficient predators, using tactical strategy and numbers to bring down prey much larger than themselves. Beautiful, yes. Cuddly, no.

Sadly, habitat destruction, disease, and hunting by humans have decimated this species’ wild population. Lincoln Park Zoo is helping reduce disease spread by domestic dogs in East Africa’s Serengeti region through its Serengeti Health Initiative vaccination program. The zoo also participates in the African Wild Dog Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

You can help, too, with the purchase of our African Wild Dog ADOPT! ADOPTs support care for the zoo’s wild dogs and include all sorts of fun items—including a plush that, we must admit, is quite cuddly.

 

ADOPT an African Wild Dog

 


Why ADOPT an Animal from Lincoln Park Zoo?

Every animal at the zoo receives:

  • Expert care from keepers who oversee their daily lives
     
  • Specially formulated diets to meet diverse nutritional needs
     
  • Regular veterinary checkups to ensure each individual is in tip-top shape
     
  • Enrichment that prompts mental and physical stimulation and encourages animals to exhibit the same behaviors they would in the wild

Your ADOPT donation helps pay for all this and more!
 

• High resolution JPG photograph of your animal
• PDF personalized certificate of ADOPTion for you to print or email
• PDF animal fact sheet

Emailed within 3-5 days of your order

 

• Personalized certificate of ADOPTion
• Printed animal fact sheet
• 4x5 photograph of your animal printed on high quality museum archival paper
• Magnetized photo frame

Shipped within 7-10 days of your order

 

• Plush of your chosen animal
• Personalized certificate of ADOPTion
• Printed animal fact sheet
• 4x5 photograph of your animal printed on high quality museum archival paper
• Magnetized photo frame

Shipped within 7-10 days of your order

*Includes domestic shipping only. For shipping outside the United States, please call the Membership hotline, (312)742-2322,or email members@lpzoo.org.

To purchase one of these or many other special ADOPT packages click an option above, visit Wild Things gift shop at Lincoln Park Zoo or call 312-742-2322. Don't see your favorite animal listed? Call us! All the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo are available for ADOPTion.


Plush ADOPTs

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African Lion
 

African Wild Dog
 

American Bald
Eagle

Amur Tiger
 

Baby Western
Lowland Gorilla

Bactrian Camel
 

Baringo
Giraffe

Black and White
Colobus

Black Bear
 

Black Rhino
 

Chimpanzee
 

Fennec Fox
 

Grevy's Zebra
 

Harbor Seal
 

Hoffmann's Two-toed
Sloth

Japanese
Macaque

Meerkat
 

Pygmy
Hippopotamus

Red
Kangaroo

Red
Panda

Red Wolf
 

Sichuan Takin
 

Snow Leopard
 

Trumpeter
Swan

Western Lowland
Gorilla