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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Zoo tracking rural wildlife's move into the city

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

After setting up a "camera trap" in a grove of trees not far from Roosevelt Road, Alison Willingham and Seth Magle were returning to their car at a hotel parking lot in DuPage County when they drew the attention of curious hotel workers.

They explained they were biologists at Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute, beginning a survey of what sort of wildlife is migrating into the Chicago region — and where.