Jill Moyse, M.N.A.

Animal Care
Animal Management
Curator of Primates
  • M.N.A. – North Park University
  • B.S. – Psychobiology, Florida Atlantic University
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Areas of Expertise

  • Captive primate management


Jill began her career with marine mammals at John G. Shedd Aquarium and the U.S. Marine Mammal Program. She joined Lincoln Park Zoo in 2003 as a zookeeper, then became an assistant lead keeper at Regenstein Center for African Apes. After leaving Chicago in 2015 to become the primate supervisor at Houston Zoo, where she opened its new gorilla exhibit, Jill returned to Lincoln Park Zoo in 2017 as a zoological manager and was eventually promoted to curator of primates. Jill oversees a diverse range of primate species, including great apes, lesser apes, Old and New World monkeys, and prosimians.

Jill is the secretary for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Gorilla Species Survival Plan® (SSP) and is a member of the Gorilla Behavioral Advisory Group. She is currently working on several research projects with Lincoln Park Zoo’s Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes. Jill also serves as a member of the Chimpanzee SSP and AZA’s Ape Taxon Advisory Group.

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