Regenstein Macaque Forest

The new, state-of-the-art Regenstein Macaque Forest is filled with features to encourage our eight-member snow monkey troop to show off their cool culture. See the Japanese macaques playing in the treetops, soaking in the central hot spring or exercising their minds with the habitat's built-in touch-screen computers

Want to Build Your Own Primate or watch the Japanese macaques settle into their new hot spring? Get an inside look at the zoo's newest species--and their high-tech home--at www.snowmonkeys.org.

Snow Monkey Games, Videos and More

Want to Build Your Own Primate or watch the Japanese macaques settle into their new hot spring? Get an inside look at the zoo's newest species--and their high-tech home--at www.snowmonkeys.org.


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April 13, 2015


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After 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo's newest exhibit--Regenstein Macaque Forest--celebrated its grand opening. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details.

Post from the President—Regenstein Macaque Forest Is Open
After 20 months, $15.5 million and a few practice splashes in the hot spring, the zoo's newest exhibit--Regenstein Macaque Forest--celebrated its grand opening. President and CEO Kevin Bell has all the details.

What makes snow monkeys so special? Learn all about this species in this blog post from zoo scientist Katherine Cronin.

What Is a Japanese Macaque?
What makes snow monkeys so special? Learn all about this species in this blog post from zoo scientist Katherine Cronin.

 

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.

Where did the zoo’s new snow monkeys come from? Scientist Steve Ross offers an expert look back at their origins in Inuyama, Japan.

Where Did the Snow Monkeys Come From?
Where did the zoo’s new snow monkeys come from? Scientist Steve Ross offers an expert look back at their origins in Inuyama, Japan.

 

From the western suburbs to Zambia, Research Scientist Katherine Cronin, Ph.D., shares that path that brought her to lead snow monkey science at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Nine Primate Move to Chicago
From the western suburbs to Zambia, Research Scientist Katherine Cronin, Ph.D., shares that path that brought her to lead snow monkey science at Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

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