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Is your Hippo really happy? Zoo Animal Welfare with Katherine Cronin, PhD
January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$5 – $8
Is your Hippo really happy? Your macaque moody, or your penguin passive? Come learn the Science of Animal Welfare at Lincoln Park Zoo!
Since animals can’t tell us how they’re feeling, and chickens, toads, and antelopes don’t exactly have facial expressions, how does one know if the animals in a zoo are happy or content, bored or stressed? The professional scientists at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo are very concerned about the welfare of the animals in their care so they’ve developed an array of tools to help them measure and improve on animal welfare and zoo environments.
Come learn from one of LP Zoo’s animal experts, Dr. Katherine Cronin, to understand how scientists use hormones, behavior, hidden cameras, and remote sensors to measure the welfare of toads, chickens, monkeys, penguins and more. This talk will take you behind the scenes at one of the country’s top zoos where you’ll learn how their findings benefit animals here and around the world. Bring your animal curiosity for what will be fascinating program!
Doors open at 6:30pm; program begins at 7pm.illinois