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Exhibits: Camel & Zebra

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.
Camel & Zebra
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Exhibits: Farm-in-the-Zoo

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.
Farm-in-the-Zoo
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Exhibits: Helen Brach Primate House

Helen Brach Primate House features eight naturalistic habitats with vines, trees, murals, and natural lighting that mimics forest ecosystems.
Helen Brach Primate House
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Exhibits: 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.
Nature Boardwalk
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Exhibits: Kovler Seal Pool

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.
Kovler Seal Pool
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Exhibits: McCormick Bird House

Birds from the tropics, seashores, forests, wetlands, and savannas all have room to roost at McCormick Bird House.
McCormick Bird House
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Exhibits: 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.
Rendering of Pepper Family Wildlife Center
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Exhibits: 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.
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Exhibits: Regenstein African Journey

Regenstein African Journey is an immersive experience that enables guests to discover the plant, animal, and climate diversity of Africa.
Regenstein African Journey
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Exhibits: 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 Birds of Prey
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Exhibits: Regenstein Center for African Apes

The award-winning, state-of-the art Regenstein Center for African Apes features naturalistic indoor and outdoor living space for endangered chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas.
Regenstein Center for African Apes
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Exhibits: Regenstein Macaque Forest

Regenstein Macaque Forest is a premier habitat for Lincoln Park Zoo’s thriving troop of Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys.
Regenstein Macaque Forest
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Exhibits: 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.
Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House
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Exhibits: 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.
Robert & Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
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Exhibits: 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.
Walter Family Arctic Tundra
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Exhibits: 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.
Waterfowl Lagoon indoors habitat
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