Green tree pytho in exhibit

Science Projects

Lincoln Park Zoo’s research advances global conservation and innovative care—and helps ecosystems thrive in our urbanizing world. Use the tool below to explore our impact, which spans six continents and makes a real difference for animals both at zoos and in the wild.

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Aerial view of Lincoln Park with coordinates of wildlife spottings
Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
A Community Effort to Monitor Chicago’s Bats
Chimpanzees socializing at Chimp Haven
Enhancing Animal Welfare
A Zoo-sanctuary Partnership for Chimpanzees
Red wolf in exhibit
Supporting Healthy Populations
Advising AZA Species Survival Plans®
Zoo scientists hold a wild amphibian
Supporting Healthy Populations
Amphibian Health and Stress Physiology
Two Bali mynas in exhibit
Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database (2005-2010)
Supporting Healthy Populations
Black Rhinoceros Conservation
An image captured by a motion-activated field camera of a fox staring into the distance
Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Chicago Wildlife Watch
A virtual representation of Earth from space
Supporting Healthy Populations
Compiling Demographic Data into COMPADRE and COMADRE Database
Supporting Healthy Populations
Conserving the Black-footed Ferret
A toad
Enhancing Animal Welfare
Developing Welfare Indicators for Less-understood Species
Eastern massasauga rattlesnake in exhibit
Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Recovery Efforts
A logging path cut through the African rainforest
Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Evaluating Logging Impacts
Animal Care staff observing a swimming penguin in exhibit
Enhancing Animal Welfare
Evaluating the Impact of Zoo Programs on Animal Welfare
Zoo scientists setting up a motion-activated field camera in the African rainforest
Enhancing Animal Welfare
Goualougo Video Analysis Lab
A wild mountain gorilla peering through the foliage
Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Hormones, Behavior, and Environment in Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas
African painted dog in exhibit
Enhancing Animal Welfare
Measuring Stress in Wild Species
A bettong in exhibit
Enhancing Animal Welfare
Measuring the Impact of Light and Sound on Animal Welfare
Red wolf peering through foliage in exhibit
Supporting Healthy Populations
Modeling Red Wolf Recovery (2013-2019)
Two red pandas in exhibit
Supporting Healthy Populations
Modeling the Future of Zoo and Aquarium Populations
Zoo scientists trekking through the African rainforest
Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Monitoring Ape Health
Multiple wild bats hanging from a wooden ceiling
Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Monitoring Bat Diversity in and Around Chicago