When: Thu., Jan. 28, 6 p.m. 2010
Meet the Explorers Uncovering the Secret World of Congo’s Chimpanzees Groundbreaking discoveries are being shared about wild chimpanzees by Lincoln Park Zoo primatologist Dave Morgan and his partner Crickette Sanz whom, for the past decade, have braved the steamy, dangerous and often inhospitable remote forests of Congo's Goualougo Triangle on a mission to uncover truths about chimpanzees. Their remarkable determination and innovative scientific approaches have uncovered new secrets about some of the world’s last remaining great apes. Profiled in the latest issue of National Geographic Magazine, their work has improved conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees and helped curb illegal poaching. They will share their remarkable experiences and pioneering discoveries about mankind’s closest living relatives. Wine, cheese and light hor dourves will be served during a reception, followed by the special presentation.