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Virtual Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes & Primates
May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
One event on May 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
Start your day with Lincoln Park Zoo by tuning into Virtual Breakfast with the Animals! Whip up some breakfast for your family and enjoy these unique talks about the zoo’s inhabitants by the zoo experts who care for them.
The format of these events will be a short introduction, followed by an approximate 20-minute presentation and conclude with an approximate 10-minute Q&A.
As a reminder, 100% of revenue received from tickets purchased support Lincoln Park Zoo’s state-of-the-art animal initiatives, worldwide conservation efforts, and local education programs. We thank you for your support.
Virtual Breakfast with the Animals: Great Apes
Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
In 2019, two western lowland gorillas were born at the zoo’s Regenstein Center for African Apes: Mondika (mon-dee-kah) on Mother’s Day, May 12, and Djeke (jek-ay) on June 12. Their arrival, while adorable, was only possible thanks to the dedication of our Animal Care staff and the quality of our science, which continues to guide both infants today—as they grow, play, and climb!
This Mother’s Day, see how much they’ve grown over the past year and learn what goes into raising two young gorillas and two full gorilla troops.
This event is recommended for ages 12 and older due to the content discussed (curators will discuss reproduction/breeding). After registering online, you will receive a unique link to view the event through the Zoom live video platform within two hours of the event. Please be sure you access the link prior to the event to ensure a proper connection.
Virtual Breakfast with the Animals: What is a Primate?
Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m.
I’m a primate, you’re a primate, everyone in this building is a primate! But what does that mean? What do we have in common with a baboon or even our closest living relative, the chimpanzee?
Join us to learn about the order Primates which is the third most diverse order of mammals after rodents and bats. This event is recommended for ages 12 and older due to the content discussed (curators will discuss reproduction/breeding). After registering online, you will receive a unique link to view the event through the Zoom live video platform within two hours of the event. Please be sure you access the link prior to the event to ensure a proper connection.
The Speaker for Both Events will be Jill Moyse, Curator of Primates.
Jill started working at Lincoln Park Zoo in 2003. She was part of the team that opened Regenstein Center for African Apes, and then held the assistant lead keeper position at the center from 2009–2015. Jill spent the next two years at Houston Zoo as primate supervisor, overseeing nine different primate sections, more than 20 species of primates, and a team of 21 keepers. Jill played an instrumental role in the successful opening of Houston Zoo’s first gorilla exhibit while completing her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration. In February 2017, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed Jill back as zoological manager of primates. She was promoted to curator of primates that October.