UWIN By the Numbers

The Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) created by the Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo combats our biodiversity crisis by making cities part of the solution. This global network of urban ecologists collects data on urban wildlife that can ultimately reduce human-wildlife conflict in some of the most heavily populated areas on Earth. Since…

White-cheeked Gibbon

There’s a new arrival at Helen Brach Primate House! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome 11-year-old white-cheeked gibbon Murray. Murray arrived from the Houston Zoo as recommended by the White-Cheeked Gibbon Species Survival Plan® (SSP). Murray joins resident female Burma. The two will be companions and have been spotted spending time together. He is…

On the Move

Lincoln Park Zoo is home to nearly 200 unique species from around the world. From the slow-moving Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth to the spirited Grevy’s zebra, species at the zoo move in many different ways. There are a variety of different benefits to having slow moving or fast moving adaptions. Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House is home…

Urban Wildlife Researchers Share How to Avoid Ticks

Urban Wildlife Institute scientists have been in the field studying the relationship between Chicagoland’s urban mammals and tick-borne disease risk, with a purpose to better understand how urban sprawl affects the transmission of disease between wildlife and humans. Did you know that public health risks from tick-borne disease are increasing in the United States, particularly…

Meerkat

There’s a new face at Regenstein African Journey! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a male meerkat. Sonny arrived from Los Angeles Zoo as recommended by the Meerkat Species Survival Plan® (SSP). Sonny is 5 years old and weighs about 2.5 pounds. He has been doing well and can be spotted…