Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond

In 1868, Chicago’s Lincoln Park Commissioners received a pair of mute swans as a gift from New York City’s Central Park Commissioners. The birds became so popular that Chicago’s free zoo was established.

McCormick Bird House

Birds from the tropics, seashores, forests, wetlands, and savannas all have room to roost at McCormick Bird House.

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 African Journey

Regenstein African Journey is an immersive experience that enables guests to discover the plant, animal, and climate diversity of Africa.

Regenstein Birds of Prey

Comprised of three free-flight habitats, Regenstein Birds of Prey is where guests can view nature’s cleanup crew: birds of prey.

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.

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove

Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove’s design was inspired by Boulders Beach, a popular beach near Cape Town, South Africa, that is home to a colony of wild African penguins.

Waterfowl Lagoon

The mudflats and shoreline at Waterfowl Lagoon encourage the resident Chilean flamingos and swan geese to engage in species-specific behaviors common in the wild, such as foraging for food and building mud towers for nesting.

Domestic Chicken

Domestic chickens vary in appearance from breed to breed, though they share some common traits, including a squat stature, a rounded body, dense feathers, and wattles of flesh around the face. Adult males, called roosters, have distinct combs of red flesh on their head and striking plumage—notably, a flowing tail and shiny, pointed feathers. Wild…

Puerto Rican Parrot

Puerto Rican parrots are medium-sized Amazon birds with mostly green plumage. Their primary feathers, mainly visible when they are resting or flying, are a vivid blue. A small red crown and white eye-rings distinguish them from the similar-looking Hispaniolan parrot and red-crowned parrot. In the wild, they feast on seeds, nuts, bark, and nectar found…