Conservation Is Our Mission. Science Is Our Method.
Protecting Wildlife, Near and Far
With one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to using science to conserve wildlife and provide better care. Today, zoo scientists are studying how wildlife use cities, leading conservation research in the savannas and forests of Africa, monitoring behavior and hormones to improve the welfare of zoo animals, and much more.
Below, explore a section of our initiatives and projects making an impact around the globe.
Since 1989, Our Scientific Team Has:
Areas of Focus Explore Science Projects
Our scientists use a wide array of scientific tools to assess and measure animal welfare, integrating science with management to provide each individual with the opportunity to thrive.
We study how different demographic, genetic, and management strategies affect long-term population health and viability, and assist managers across the zoo community with applying those principles to manage populations.
In the Wild
The worldwide reach of our Conservation & Science initiatives is reflected in the zoo’s broad array of research centers. By expanding our understanding of animals and the threats they face, zoo scientists are improving the lives of individual animals and preserving threatened species.View Science Centers