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.

All Projects

Aerial view of Lincoln Park with coordinates of wildlife spottings
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
A Community Effort to Monitor Chicago’s Bats
Chimpanzees socializing at Chimp Haven
At Zoos, Enhancing Animal Welfare
A Zoo-sanctuary Partnership for Chimpanzees
Red wolf in exhibit
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Advising AZA Species Survival Plans®
Zoo scientists hold a wild amphibian
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Amphibian Health and Stress Physiology (2014-2020)
Two Bali mynas in exhibit
Conserving Threatened Wildlife, In the Wild
Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database (2005-2010)
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Black Rhinoceros Conservation (2008-2020)
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Black-crowned Night Heron Management & Conservation
An image captured by a motion-activated field camera of a fox staring into the distance
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Chicago Wildlife Watch
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Collaborating to Conserve Lions
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Collaborating with KopeLion
A virtual representation of Earth from space
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Compiling Demographic Data into COMPADRE and COMADRE Database (2015-2021)
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Conserving the Black-footed Ferret (2005-2020)
A toad
At Zoos, Enhancing Animal Welfare
Developing Welfare Indicators for Less-understood Species
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Disease Risk from Ticks in Urban Green Spaces
Eastern massasauga rattlesnake in exhibit
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Recovery Efforts
A logging path cut through the African rainforest
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Evaluating Logging Impacts in Congo
Animal Care staff observing a swimming penguin in exhibit
At Zoos, 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
At Zoos, Enhancing Animal Welfare
Goualougo Video Analysis Lab
A wild mountain gorilla peering through the foliage
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Hormones, Behavior, and Environment in Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas (2009-2020)
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Measuring Stress in Urban Songbirds
A bettong in exhibit
At Zoos, Enhancing Animal Welfare
Measuring the Impact of Light and Sound on Animal Welfare
Red wolf peering through foliage in exhibit
Supporting Healthy Populations, At Zoos
Modeling Red Wolf Recovery (2013-2019)
Two red pandas in exhibit
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
Modeling the Future of Zoo and Aquarium Populations
A wild chimpanzee peering through the foilage
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Monitoring Ape Behavior
Zoo scientists trekking through the African rainforest
Conserving Threatened Wildlife, In the Wild
Monitoring Ape Health
Multiple wild bats hanging from a wooden ceiling
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Monitoring Bat Diversity in and Around Chicago
Zoo staff capturing field mice
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
Monitoring Chicago’s Urban Small Mammals
In the Wild, Helping People and Wildlife Coexist
One Health in Montana (2013-2020)
A baby turtle
In the Wild, Conserving Threatened Wildlife
Ornate Box Turtle Population Recovery in Illinois (2011-2016)
At Zoos, Supporting Healthy Populations
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