The Zoo at Night

Most animals end their day after the guests leave, hunkering down for a well-earned night of sleep. But what about the zoo’s nocturnal species? We shed light on the question in this web feature that looks at what happens after hours at the zoo.

tawny frogmouth at Lincoln Park Zoo

Take, for instance, the tawny frogmouth pictured here—a bird native to Australia and the sole nocturnal species at the McCormick Bird House.

Learn more about the zoo at night.


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