Diving Deeper

Goualougo Triangle Ape Project

Zoo researchers monitor great ape behavior, health, and tool use in a mature old growth forest inside the pristine Goualougo Triangle.

Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine

Fall/Winter 2022

Forging the Future

Surprising science, holiday happenings, programs connecting teens to nature, & more

Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine: Fall/Winter 2022


Zoo News
December 6, 2023
2023 Zoo Gifting Guide
Looking for a gift for a zoo lover? Lincoln Park Zoo has you covered, whether you’re interested in physical or experiential gifts.
Zoo News
November 30, 2023
Lincoln Park Zoo Announces New Partnership to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to mitigating wildlife trafficking. On November 20, it announced several initiatives to assist in that endeavor.
Zoo News
November 16, 2023
Holiday Happenings at Lincoln Park Zoo
This holiday season, Lincoln Park Zoo is continuing the ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ tradition—and there are plenty of other events going on.
November 15, 2023
Saving Species With SAFE
Have you ever heard the acronym “SAFE” in the context of conservation and zoo programs? If not, take note. You’ll most likely see more about it going forward. SAFE stands for Saving Animals From Extinction, and it’s something you should…
Animals & Gardens
November 1, 2023
Spotlight on: Pygmy Slow Loris
More than a decade ago, slow lorises captured public attention when a social media post featuring one of these tiny primates raising her arms in response to being tickled went viral—a cute reaction that went unrecognized as a sign of…
October 27, 2023
Making Progress on Palm Oil
The 37th Annual Spooky Zoo, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, took place on Saturday, October 21. New this year, the Auxiliary Board and Development team worked closely with the zoo’s Green Team and the PalmOil Scan app…
Animals & Gardens
October 19, 2023
Horticulture Happenings This Fall
It’s fall, y’all! As the seasons change, that means an update from our Horticulture team, which keeps the zoo landscape healthy and beautiful no matter what time of year it is. If you’ve been here, you’ve certainly seen how the…
New Arrivals
October 19, 2023
Lulu, Eastern Black Rhinoceros
Lincoln Park Zoo is happy to announce that there’s a new addition at Regenstein African Journey: a female eastern black rhino named Lulu. She has been transferred here in an effort to support the Eastern Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan®,…
Diving Deeper
October 12, 2023
GTAP Timeline
For more than two decades, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project has focused on conservation and community-building in the Congo. Its researchers have seen plenty of growth and some major milestones since its start in the 1990s. Explore the timeline to find out more!
Diving Deeper
October 12, 2023
Making Connections from the Congo to Chicago
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part IX Although nearly 7,000 miles physically separate the Goualougo Triangle and Chicago, there are numerous threads tying the two locations together. The hard work of field scientists, research assistants, and trackers in the…
Diving Deeper
October 11, 2023
Creating a Community of Conservationists
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VIII At the primary school in Bomassa, the village nearest Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) headquarters in the Republic of Congo, Club Ebobo is taking place. First, teachers split children into different age groups…
Diving Deeper
October 10, 2023
Collaborative Discovery in the Congo
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VII Exploration calls to mind colorful images of forging through overgrown vegetation before stumbling upon some grand discovery. But when we unpack these stories, whether they be of big screen adventurers or historical…
Diving Deeper
October 9, 2023
Taking Action for Central African Wildlife
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VI To retain the pristine nature of the Goualougo Triangle in the Republic of Congo and protect its amazing biodiversity, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) Principal Investigator David Morgan, Ph.D. a research fellow…
Diving Deeper
October 6, 2023
A Dream of Goualougo: The Importance of Place
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part V The forests of the Goualougo Triangle in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park are among the most remote in the world. Here, in the Congo Sangha Trinational region—A UNESCO World Heritage site that encompasses part…
Diving Deeper
October 5, 2023
Kingo and the Fire of the Chimpanzee
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part IV One of the most exciting things about the Goualougo and Djeké Triangles is the fact that the tropical forest ecosystem in the Congo supports both western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees—which, when the…
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