Shaping Chicago’s Human-Wildlife Interactions

Why do we do science? There isn’t one answer. People become scientists for various reasons: to advance human knowledge, to solve interesting and challenging puzzles, to be the first one in the world to know something. I got into science for my own modest, humble reason; I wanted to change the world. Who doesn’t, right?…

Putting an End to Wildlife Trafficking

At O’Hare International Airport, two deliveries originating from Wichita, Kansas and destined for Beijing, China are seized — all thanks to a wildlife detection dog named Lancer. Between the two shipments, 25 box turtles are detected and confiscated. Curator Dan Boehm receives a call from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the 25…

A Hole New World

Frosty Fun

‘Tis the season for frosty fun at the zoo! Complete with snowfall and dropping temperatures, winter has arrived in the Windy City. Fresh powder recently blanketed zoo grounds, transforming Lincoln Park Zoo into a winter wonderland. Take a look, below, to discover how species from across the zoo are enjoying the winter season. At Pepper…

Step Inside the Savanna

Thanks to the zoo’s Horticulture team, zoogoers can immerse themselves in a savanna-like atmosphere at Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Landscape design of the habitat was specially crafted to mimic an African lion’s native range.