Camel & Zebra area features naturalistic outdoor habitats shaded by century-old trees and tailored to a wide range of ungulates, large birds, marsupials, and other mammals.
Opened in 1964 and renovated in 2002, Farm-in-the-Zoo incorporates domestic farm animals and play-based learning stations to create a welcome space for first encounters with and exploration within the natural world.
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.
Kovler Seal Pool’s open-air design includes underwater space with naturalistic rockwork and artificial kelp, underwater lighting to enhance viewing in the evening, and a terrestrial space that allows resident seals to choose between sunny and shady areas.
Birds from the tropics, seashores, forests, wetlands, and savannas all have room to roost at McCormick Bird House.