Wednesday, July 31, 2013
From the News: Zoo Mice Becoming Prairie Pioneers Thanks To Lincoln Park Zoo Recovery Program
We often think of the large, powerful, highly visible animals being the ones that have the greatest impact on an ecosystem. To an extent, that's certainly true. Often, however, it's the smaller, more cryptic species which are really the drivers of biodiversity.
Kudos to the Lincoln Park Zoo for a) focusing on a small, overlooked, underrated, highly important species and b) paying attention to one found locally. That every zoo should do the same!