Giraffe in exhibit

Animals & Gardens

Chimpanzee in exhibit

Animals & Exhibits

Lincoln Park Zoo’s specially designed animal exhibits are home to nearly 200 unique species from around the world—from critically endangered eastern black rhinoceroses to thought-to-be-extinct Jamaican iguanas.

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Tulips at Lincoln Park Zoo

Plants & Gardens

More than 850 plant species dot the zoo’s 49-acre landscape—from hydrangeas to 100-year-old oak trees—creating an urban oasis home to native birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, and more.

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Did you know these animal facts?

What do red pandas eat? What makes Père David’s deer antlers special? Learn all about animals with these short videos.

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Garden Explorer

Lincoln Park Zoo is home to the nation’s only accredited herbaceous hibiscus collection. These dramatic and beautiful flowers support the zoo’s mission to connect people with nature while also attracting a host of native pollinators. The grounds here feature more than 80 hibiscus cultivars and hybrids, which you can investigate more deeply through Garden Explorer.


Three Japanese macaques hudled together

Commitment to Care

Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.

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