Camel & Zebra

Camel & Zebra houses rare and endangered species, many with incredible adaptations for survival in extreme climates.

Four acres and home to a range of mammals including Grevy’s zebras, alpacas, and red kangaroos, Camel & Zebra shows what life is like for various ungulates, large birds, marsupials and other mammals. With one lap around the path, visitors will see rare and even endangered species, many with incredible adaptations for survival in extreme climates. Naturalistic habitats, shaded by century-old trees, are home to many animals that thrive in Chicago’s warm summers and cold winters, such as cold-tolerant Bactrian camels and tough Sichuan takins.

Fast Facts

OPENED: 1982
SIZE: 174,240 square feet
LOCATION: Southeast side of the zoo, north of Nature Boardwalk

Exhibit Features

  • A variety of ungulates and other animals including ostriches and kangaroos.
  • Naturalistic outdoor exhibit spaces emulating the spaces where most of the animals are found in the wild.

Viewing Area Features

  • Open-air, outdoor viewing from a spacious pathway that circumnavigates the area.
  • There is a picnic area on the east side of this area.

Featured Wildlife

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