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Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes (Established 2004)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Dr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf
Phone: 312-744-5532   Fax: 312-744-4738   E-Mail:
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614 UNITED STATES
Department: Conservation & Science
Institution: Lincoln Park Zoo

Mission: To increase the understanding of ape biology, improve the management of wild and captive ape populations, conserve wild populations of apes, and engage the public in science and conservation initiatives.

Training Opportunities: Scientific Training: The Fisher Center accepts applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for both paid and unpaid internship positions. These internships provide opportunities to gain experience in data collection, learn about research methods, and learn about ape natural history, and conservation and management issues. Graduate, Postgraduate, and Professional Research: The Fisher Center provides opportunities for graduate students and other professional researchers wishing to conduct research relating to the Fisher Center's mission. General public: The Fisher Center is committed to increasing public awareness of ape conservation, research, and behavior. Public programs use the Fisher Center's research as the focal point for teaching the importance of scientific research and the use of the scientific method.

Number of Staff: 12

Supported Species: 12 Gorilla gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorilla), 4 Nomascus leucogenys (northern white-cheeked gibbon), 12 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee)

Last Updated: 2006-03-10

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