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. The habitat features a pool, burrow-like nest boxes, and rocky outcrops that reflect the species’ native home.
Commitment to Care
Animals may not be visible at all times. To promote positive animal welfare, we provide animals with choices. They can choose to spend time in areas that are out of public view.
Malott Family Penguin Encounters
Experience the zoo from the inside with penguins waddling right at your feet! Get a personal introduction to some of the penguins while learning about their daily lives both at the zoo and on the southern African coast.
Take Action With Us
Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.