On May 19th 2013 we spoke with Dr. Steve Ross, Director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at the Regenstein Center for African Apes of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Check out that interview on this installment of The PrimateCast.
We chatted with Dr. Ross about his work enriching the lives of chimpanzees in the United States of America through Lincoln Park Zoo's innovative and integrative programs, as well as his center's involvement in the conservation of chimpanzees in Africa. In this podcast, you'll hear Dr. Ross discuss animal welfare issues surrounding captive chimpanzees in zoos, laboratories, and privately-owned facilities, the influence of popularization and media on public perception of their conservation status, and what he's been doing to elevate standards of care for these endangered animals, our closest living relatives. From Lincoln Park Zoo's leading efforts to bridge research, conservation and welfare issues into a single working model, through the establishment of Project ChimpCARE, to his role in a recent committee's recommendation to cease use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded biomedical research and improve living conditions for chimpanzees nationwide, you can find it all here on this edition of The PrimateCast. Find out more about Dr. Ross and his work on his profile at Lincoln Park Zoo.
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