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.

Walter Family Arctic Tundra

Walter Family Arctic Tundra is an expansive habitat strategically designed for polar bears, a carnivorous species threatened in the wild due to human impacts, such as climate change, which rapidly melts sea ice.

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.

Pepper Family Wildlife Center

Lincoln Park Zoo’s renovated home for lions and big cats, Pepper Family Wildlife Center, is slated to open in fall 2021. The new habitat design, informed by years of behavioral data monitoring, will encourage species-specific activity while offering inspiring views of majestic wildlife.

Helen Brach Primate House

Helen Brach Primate House features eight naturalistic habitats with vines, trees, murals, and natural lighting that mimics forest ecosystems.