The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the great treasures near Lincoln Park homes. It’s great fun to spend a day observing the animals with your family. The Zoo also hosts many interesting and educational programs throughout the year. The Wine & Wildlife series is one of these. Leave the kids with a sitter and enjoy an evening with friends who live in Lincoln Park homes. This event is adults only. On Wednesday, October 23rd, the topic is Rescuing Rhinos. Come to Café Brauer at the Zoo and pick out a drink from the cash bar. Sample the hors d’oeuvres, too. Then settle in to learn all about the effort to reintroduce rhinos to their historical range.
In the 1990’s their population had dropped from 65,000 to 2,000 due to poaching and habitat destruction. Their numbers have been climbing slowly since then. Attendees will hear talks from three different scientists about rhinos and the effort to repopulate them. Learn how the rhinos’ own biology makes this challenging. You’ll also learn about the daily practicalities of species management and animal welfare. Be sure to catch this fascinating program near Lincoln Park homes. Click here for more information.