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In a remote region of the Republic of Congo, researchers are conducting groundbreaking research into how gorillas and chimpanzees live alongside one another in one of the most pristine landscapes on earth.
The Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP) serves 34 zoos across the United States to help guide the management of the chimpanzee population.
Habitat loss has caused this shy species to be endangered through much of its range, including Illinois. Lincoln Park Zoo works with partners across the country to guide its recovery.
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists assisted the recovery of endangered black rhinos in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park. Black rhinos were nearly driven extinct during the 1990s by habitat destruction and poaching.
There are an estimated 2,200 chimpanzees living in the United States today, more than double the number estimated in their home range country of Tanzania in East Africa. Project ChimpCARE is committed to providing sustainable care for all chimpanzees.
Lincoln Park Zoo is lending its population-planning expertise to help the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot continue on its path to recovery.
Monitoring stations from city to suburbs will help scientists chronicle the wildlife of the Chicago region.
Developed by Lincoln Park Zoo scientists, ZooRisk assists managers in making scientifically based decisions for animal populations.
By providing a single source for researchers and wildlife managers seeking information on avian reintroductions and translocations, this conservation resource will enable them to learn from the past to achieve better results in the future.
Lincoln Park Zoo and Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation have embarked on an ambitious community conservation partnership focusing on black-footed ferrets, one of the world’s rarest mammals.
Zoos across the country cooperate on breeding and transfer plans to ensure healthy populations. In developing PMCTrack, Lincoln Park Zoo scientists have made it possible to evaluate the outcome of every recommendation for the first time.
PopLink is a computer program developed by Lincoln Park Zoo scientists to track data on individual animals over their lifetimes and use that data to help their management.
By observing chimpanzees and gorillas as they use tools and solve novel puzzles at Regenstein Center for African Apes, zoo scientists can better understand how apes learn and innovate.
By using touch-screen computers to monitor chimpanzees, gorillas and Japanese macaques as they sequence objects and react to the social cues embedded in a glance, zoo scientists can see how primates perceive the world around them.
Zoo scientists are analyzing the future of zoo populations by conducting population viability analyses (PVAs) for Association of Zoos and Aquarium Animal Programs such as Species Survival Plans®. PVAs can help animal managers plan for the future and deter
Every day, zoo researchers use tablet computers to observe and record the activities of chimpanzees and gorillas living at Regenstein Center for African Apes.
At a time when bat populations across the country are declining, the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute is using non-invasive techniques to study bat species in the greater Chicago area.
By giving ornate box turtle hatchlings a healthy head start at the zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo is helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restore this threatened species to Illinois.
Zoo scientists work with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Zoo Atlanta to conserve Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas by studying ties between gorilla stress levels and environmental and tourist pressures.
A network of 65 “camera traps” records ape behavior in the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle. By analyzing this footage at the zoo, our scientists are revealing new findings about how chimpanzees and gorillas live in the wild.
By using non-invasive methods to monitor stress hormones, zoo scientists can improve animal conservation and care both at the zoo and around the globe.
By measuring testosterone, estrogen and progesterone over time—the same hormones that guide reproduction in humans—endocrinologists can gain insight into animal reproductive cycles.
Zoos scientists have collected more than 1 million photos of Chicago-area wildlife, from coyotes to chipmunks. Now we need your help IDing the animals that call the city home!
Zoo scientists are building models to guide the recovery of one of the most endangered canine species in the world: the red wolf.
By recording space-use and behavioral data for the snow monkeys at Regenstein Macaque Forest, zoo scientists can better understand this complex species—and improve their care.
As cities expand and natural habitat is reduced, increased urbanization has led to a rise in human-wildlife conflict.
Lincoln Park Zoo and the national chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Haven, have teamed up in an unprecedented partnership to advance care for chimpanzees at both institutions and beyond.
ZooMonitor is a mobile app developed by Lincoln Park Zoo to record and analyze animal behavior. This user-friendly app makes it easy to collect data and use this information to promote good welfare.
The Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) is a partnership of researchers all around the country who use the wildlife monitoring protocols we created here in Chicago to understand the ecology and behavior of their own urban wildlife species.
Lincoln Park Zoo researchers are working to understand what stresses bats in their habitat by measuring hormones in their poop or "guano."
Lincoln Park Zoo scientists are studying the small mammal community from downtown Chicago to the surrounding suburbs to understand what species lives there because these rodents play an important part in the ecosystem.
The Animal Welfare Science Program conducts research to evaluate and enhance the welfare of animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.
This project helps managers understand the impacts of their interventions aimed at increasing the potential for coexistence between people and lions in Ngorongoro.
By engaging with communities that are most affected by wildlife interactions, we work together to design and test interventions with the goal of improving the lives of people and wildlife living next to Serengeti National Park.
By vaccinating domestic dogs against diseases such as rabies and canine distemper, Lincoln Park Zoo and its partners have helped make the Serengeti ecosystem healthier for people and wildlife.
We are studying the ecology and health of Chicago's rats to help prevent rat infestations and the public health risks.


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