The zoo’s popular Wine & Wildlife after-hours series lets adults enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the zoo’s global conservation programs from animal care experts and research scientists. Past program focuses have included snow monkey exhibit design, ape heart health and eastern black rhinoceros field research and breeding.
$17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
For participants ages 18 and older
Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served
Continuing Professional Development Units: Illinois Teachers, did you know you can receive CPDUs for attending any Wine & Wildlife event? Inquire at the event check-in table.
Wine & Wildlife Rewards Program: Earn a free drink for every three Wine & Wildlife programs you attend and a free ticket to a future program for every five you attend! Attendance is recorded on stamped reward cards we maintain for each guest. Inquire at the event check-in table.
Red Wolf Recovery
Thursday, September 22
The red wolf, which once roamed the southeastern United States and was declared extinct in the wild in 1980, is now one of the most endangered canids in the world. A reintroduction program in North Carolinahas successfully established a wild population for the wolves. Although red wolves were recovering, recent challenges due to human-wildlife conflict and political difficulties have threatened the wild population. Join us to hear the story of this amazing species and how Lincoln Park Zoo scientists have built computer models to help inform future directions to create viable red wolf populations in zoos and in the wild.
This event will include a screening of “Red Wolf Revival” a 2015 award-winning short film from Bozeman, Montana-based Nestbox Collective about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in eastern North Carolina, the film documents the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic and biological challenges.
Lisa Faust, Ph.D., Vice President of Conservation & Science
The zoo’s Vice President for Conservation & Science, Lisa oversees the global reach of zoo research efforts, guiding projects that save species from Africa to the zoo’s backyard.
Sarah Long, M.S., Director, Population Management Center
Sarah Long, M.S., is director of the Population Management Center. Hosted at Lincoln Park Zoo in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Population Management Center promotes sustainable animal populations by advising zoos throughout the country on breeding and transfer plans.