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Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Primatologist and Animal Welfare Specialist, Lincoln Park Zoo

Stephen Ross, Ph.D., is the Director of Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo. He played a leadership role in the design of the award-winning Regenstein Center for African Apes, which opened in 2004. Ross co-edited The Mind of the Chimpanzee, which brings together scores of prominent scientists to share recent research into what goes on inside the mind of our closest living relative.

“Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the country’s top three zoos in terms of its reputation for conservation and scientific research.”