Announcing Our Next Exhibit
Regenstein Macaque Forest—Coming in Fall 2014
Some animals are solitary. But the species at the center of the zoo’s next great exhibit are social, delightfully so.
Japanese macaques call, chase, play and groom one another to maintain deep social bonds. These fabled snow monkeys are active in every season, climbing rich green trees and exploring crisp snowdrifts.
The exhibit they’ll call home—Regenstein Macaque Forest—will combine the natural and the state of the art. Green vines will camouflage walls, immersing visitors in the forest scene before them. Digital signage and a built-in research station will connect guests with the latest wild information, reinforcing the connection between Lincoln Park Zoo’s and the grand world of wildlife around us.
Look for Regenstein Macaque Forest to open in fall 2014.
Cooler By the Dozen
The new Japanese macaque troop will instantly be one of the zoo’s signature social groups. Its 10–15 members will offer a constantly changing dynamic, full of rich observations—and research.
Open to the Sky
The outdoor exhibit will feature open views from ground to treetops, giving these active animals room to chase and climb.
Hot and Heated
A central hot spring will offer the snow monkeys a visually stunning winter warm-up similar to the ones the species share in the wild.
Reimagining the West Entrance
Regenstein Macaque Forest won’t be the only transformation. The area around the new exhibit will be reimagined as well, providing extra space to relax—and play.
Get Ready to Ride
Thanks to our friends at Lionel Trains, a zoo ride on the rails will be more fun than ever! The Lionel Train Adventure will take little ones through a dynamic landscape—and offer exclusive views of Regenstein Macaque Forest.
A Green Hideaway
The eating area around Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café will be reenvisioned to offer garden views and room for relaxation. This new plaza will offer a fitting frame for a venue that’s refreshed zoo guests since 1899.
A new information kiosk near the West Gate will share everything Chicago’s free zoo has to offer with guests arriving via Stockton Drive. It’s a perfect place to highlight the zoo’s amazing animals, daily activities and commitment to conservation.
Originally published in Summer 2013 Lincoln Park Zoo magazine