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Virtual Meet-and-Greet a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal

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Virtual Meet-and-Greet a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal

Saturdays, May 30, June 13, and June 27, at 10 a.m.


Lincoln Park Zoo is home to nearly 200 species. During this virtual experience, you will start your day with an intimate look at the fascinating animals living at Lincoln Park Zoo. Each Saturday, you will join other guests and Mike Murray, our curator of mammals, on a journey to learn more about a specific animal group from their habits and diets to their individualized care and general personality traits.


Following the meet-and-greet, you will have the opportunity to ask moderated questions about your favorite animals, live from home!

Saturday, May 30: Live from Regenstein African Journey with the Rhinos

Saturday, June 13: Live from Regenstein African Journey with the Plains Zebras and African Painted Dogs

Saturday, June 27: Live from the Kovler Seal Pool with the Harbor and Gray Seals


Members get 10% off their ticket to this virtual event. Please enter the first three digits of your member number in the ‘Promo Code’ field prior to checking-out.


This event is suitable for guests of all ages.

Registrants will receive a unique link to view the event, which will take place via 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 event will start with a short introduction followed by a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute Q&A session.

As a reminder, 100% of ticket revenue supports Lincoln Park Zoo’s state-of-the-art animal initiatives, worldwide conservation efforts, and local education programs. Thank you for your support.



Speaker:

Mike Murray, Curator of Mammals

Mike worked at three different zoos before joining Lincoln Park Zoo in 2017. His career started at Binder Park Zoo, and he has also worked at Denver Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Mike currently oversees the species and keeper teams at Regenstein African Journey, Walter Family Arctic Tundra, Pepper Family Wildlife Center, Kovler Seal Pool, and Farm- in-the-Zoo. He actively works with other departments and organizations accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) on maintaining optimal animal welfare and sustainable populations.

Actively involved in AZA programs, Mike is the Species Survival Plan® (SSP) coordinator for Nile lechwe, a vice-chair of Antelope and Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group, and a steering committee member for the African Painted Dog SSP®. Mike is also active with Polar Bears International working climate change conservation action.


Actively involved in AZA programs, Mike is the Species Survival Plan® (SSP) coordinator for Nile lechwe, a vice-chair of Antelope and Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group, and a steering committee member for the African Painted Dog SSP®. Mike is also active with Polar Bears International working climate change conservation action.




Previous Meet-and-Greets include:

Saturday, May 2: Live from Regenstein African Journey with the Giraffes and Meerkats

Saturday, May 16: Live from Walter Family Arctic Tundra with the Polar Bears

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