Adrienne Horrigan, M.L.I.S., C.R.A.

Animal Care
Animal Management
Senior Manager, Animal Data, Permits, and Zoo Archives
  • M.L.I.S. – Dominican University
  • B.A. – History, Haverford College

Areas of Expertise

  • Records and information management
  • Database administration
  • Library and archival management
  • Wildlife regulation


Adrienne began her career as an academic librarian. Since then, she has used her information science background to manage the zoo’s animal data and archives.

Accurate and accessible animal data is vital to both Lincoln Park Zoo and the success of regional and global population management programs. As administrator of the Tracks database, Adrienne ensures the integrity and availability of the zoo’s animal data, improving efficiency and providing robust data to optimize animal welfare.

Adrienne also manages the Lincoln Park Zoo Archives, preserving the history of one of Chicago’s oldest cultural institutions.

When she is not at work, Adrienne enjoys cooking and traveling, sampling new restaurants, breweries, beaches, and hikes whenever she can.


  • Wark, J.D., Cronin, K.A., Niemann, T., Kao, A., Shender, M.A., Horrigan, A. & Ross, M.R. 2019. Monitoring the behavior and habitat use of animals to enhance welfare using the ZooMonitor app. Animal Behavior & Cognition, 6: 158-168.
  • Wark, J. D., Cronin, K. A., Niemann, T., Shender, M. A., Horrigan, A., Kao, A., & Ross, M. R. 2019. Monitoring the Behavior and Habitat Use of Animals to Enhance Welfare using the ZooMonitor App. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 6(3), 158–167.
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