Regenstein Macaque Forest

Rendering of Lincoln Park Zoo's next great exhibit, Regenstein Macaque Forest, which will combine the natural with the state of the art.

Regenstein Macaque Forest will combine the natural with the state of the art. View the Full Rendering

A Home for Snow Monkeys and Their Cool Culture

Located at the site of the old Kovler Penguin-Seabird House, the zoo’s next great exhibit is a state-of-the-art home for Japanese macaques, or “snow monkeys.” These lively primates will thrill visitors with rich social displays among hot springs and evergreen trees. The snow monkeys have started to explore their outdoor habitat, which will fully open in May 2015!


News

Nine Primates Move to Chicago
March 25, 2015

When the zoo decided to bring the Japanese macaques to Regenstein Macaque Forest, they made room for one more primate, the scientist who will study them. That ninth primate is me, and I wanted to introduce myself.


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Regenstein Macaque Forest will celebrate its grand opening April 2! President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the details about the new home for snow monkeys.

Post from the President—Grand Opening Ahead
Regenstein Macaque Forest will celebrate its grand opening April 2! President and CEO Kevin Bell shares the details about the new home for snow monkeys.

Two members of the snow monkey troop explore Regenstein Macaque Forest for the first time.

Post from the President—Snow Monkeys Step Outside
The eight-member snow monkey troop at Regenstein Macaque Forest has made its first appearance! President and CEO Kevin Bell shares more about the Japanese macaques and the exhibit’s planned opening.

Meet the Macaques
The eight members of the zoo’s snow monkey troop have been exploring their new home at Regenstein Macaque Forest and establishing a social hierarchy. Learn who’s who with these individual snapshot bios.

Donors, Supporters and Partners

The Regenstein Foundation    
Lionel
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Stewart Foundation

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
Michele Smith, Alderman, 43rd Ward, City of Chicago
State Representative Sara Feigenholtz
State Senator John Cullerton
Bryan S. Traubert, President, Board of Commissioners, Chicago Park District
Michael P. Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO, Chicago Park District
John Ettelson, Chairman, The Lincoln Park Zoological Society
Kevin J. Bell, President and CEO, Lincoln Park Zoo

Architects: Eight Architects, Inc.            
Exhibit Designer: The Portico Group
Landscape Architect: The Portico Group
Civil Engineer: Terra Engineering, Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer: Primera Chicago
LSS Engineering: TJP Engineering
Construction: Pepper Construction Company