#RhinoWatch: A BIG New Arrival

For the last several months, the zoo and its supporters have been patiently awaiting the arrival of an eastern black rhinoceros calf. On May 19, after 15 months of pregnancy, Kapuki gave birth to a healthy calf—exciting news for the critically endangered species. As #RhinoWatch continues, we will post a timeline and updates as the…

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How do you care for a venomous snake? Nocturnal mouse? Ancient crocodile? Curator Dan Boehm shares all the things you never knew about Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Scaly, furry, slimy, fuzzy, tiny, gigantic. Two, four, six, or eight legs—or none at all! Small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors.…

Cats Out of the Bag: Lion House Design Announced

We are roaring with excitement to announce the renovation plans for the lion house! The building, originally opened in 1912, is a historic landmark and the last project of The Pride of Chicago, the zoo’s $135 million capital campaign. Construction is slated to begin by fall 2019 with an opening date to be determined. The $35 million…