The zoo’s popular Wine & Wildlife after-hours series lets adults enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the zoo’s global conservation programs from animal care experts and research scientists. Past program focuses have included snow monkey exhibit design, ape heart health and red wolf population recovery efforts.
$17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
For participants ages 18 and older
Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served
Continuing Professional Development Units: Illinois Teachers, did you know you can receive CPDUs for attending any Wine & Wildlife event? Inquire at the event check-in table.
Wine & Wildlife Rewards Program: Earn a free drink for every three Wine & Wildlife programs you attend! Attendance is recorded on stamped reward cards we maintain for each guest. Inquire at the event check-in table.
Thursday, April 20
Puerto Rican Parrots
One of the most endangered birds in the world and a cultural icon, the Puerto Rican parrot saw its population fall to just 18 wild parrots in 1975. A conservation effort by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, with support from Lincoln Park Zoo, has brought this species back from the brink of extinction. Enjoy a glass of wine and hear how zoo scientists and wildlife managers in Puerto Rico are keeping the Puerto Rican parrot on the path to recovery.
Sarah Long, Director, Population Management Center
Sunny Nelson, Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds
Lincoln Park Zoo
Jafet Vélez-Valentin, Wildlife Biologist/Aviculturist/Aviary Operations Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 312-742-2056.
Join Us in Humboldt Park
Jafet Vélez-Valentin, Sarah Long, and Sunny Nelson will also speak at a family-oriented event cohosted by the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture and Lincoln Park Zoo at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at 3015 W. Division Street. Learn more.