Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo

Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo blends expert animal care, interactive learning elements, and tactile experiences to teach visitors of all ages about the interdependency of living things.

Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

The 32,000-square-foot Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House features about 200 small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds all coexisting in naturalistic, mixed-species habitats.

Solomon Islands Leaf Frog

True to their name, Solomon Islands leaf frogs resemble leaves in both color and shape. These small terrestrial frogs have a triangular head and coloration that varies from brown to gold to green. Their appearance helps them blend into their habitat. Nocturnal animals, Solomon Islands leaf frogs hunt for insects at night. Females lay eggs…

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad

As their name implies, oriental fire-bellied toads have a flame-colored belly that contrasts against their bumpy, green-and-brown speckled legs and back. Females are larger than males, though males grow larger forearms during breeding season. They detect prey through movement, lying in wait until an insects scamper by. During colder months, they hibernate inside rotten trees,…

Axolotl

Axolotls are salamanders with feathery gills and finned tails that help with swimming. Some are covered with vivid colors and others are pure white, and adults can reach up to one foot in length. Females have a rounder body than males. These amphibians prefer a solitary lifestyle but are active throughout the day and night.…

Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs can measure up to two and a half inches inches long. They have smooth, green skin with small golden spots on their back and a white- to cream-colored underside with lateral stripes. Females are usually larger than males. These frogs predominantly eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. They are a solitary…

Eastern Newt

Eastern newts, which can grow up to five inches in length, are usually brown or green with fine black dots all over their body. Their belly is yellow or orange and is lighter than the rest of their body. They possess gills as larva and do not leave their birth pond for at least three…

American Toad

American toads often have brown or green skin covered in colorful warts, as well as a white or yellow underbelly. These nocturnal toads spend the day hiding under rocks, logs, and leaves. At night, they use their long, sticky tongues to snag insects. American toads are solitary and only come together to breed. Males establish…