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Enhancing Animal Health

Seeking Improvements in Care

Disease-surveillance programs, nutrition studies and cutting-edge veterinary care reflect Lincoln Park Zoo’s commitment to enhancing animal health.

Learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo's comprehensive animal care program.

Enhancing Animal Health
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists are studying the small mammal community from downtown Chicago to the surrounding suburbs to understand what species lives there because these rodents play an important part in the ecosystem.
Lincoln Park Zoo researchers are working to understand what stresses bats in their habitat by measuring hormones in their poop or "guano."
By measuring testosterone, estrogen and progesterone over time—the same hormones that guide reproduction in humans—endocrinologists can gain insight into animal reproductive cycles.
By using non-invasive methods to monitor stress hormones, zoo scientists can improve animal conservation and care both at the zoo and around the globe.
There are an estimated 2,200 chimpanzees living in the United States today, more than double the number estimated in their home range country of Tanzania in East Africa. Project ChimpCARE is committed to providing sustainable care for all chimpanzees.
By vaccinating domestic dogs against diseases such as rabies and canine distemper, Lincoln Park Zoo and its partners have helped make the Serengeti ecosystem healthier for people and wildlife.


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