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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.


Providing Opportunities to Thrive

How does an animal tell you how they’re feeling or what they’re experiencing? Science. More specifically, through the Animal Welfare Science Program, a formalized initiative to better understand each individual in the zoo’s care. The dedicated Animal Care staff at the zoo work 365 days a year to feed specialized diets, create dynamic habitats, and…

Animal Fact Sheet

Puerto Rican Parrot

Puerto Rican parrots are medium-sized Amazon birds with mostly green plumage. Their primary feathers, mainly visible when they are resting or flying, are a vivid blue. A small red crown and white eye-rings distinguish them from the similar-looking Hispaniolan parrot and red-crowned parrot. In the wild, they feast on seeds, nuts, bark, and nectar found…

Animal Fact Sheet

Pygmy Hippopotamus

Pygmy hippopotamuses were named for their relatively diminuitive stature compared to theirr much larger cousin, but these semi-aquatic mammals can still reach six feet in length and 600 pounds in weight. Their gray skin is smooth except for bristles on their lips and tail. Pygmy hippos spend much of their time in the water, as…

Animal Fact Sheet

Pygmy Slow Loris

Less than a foot long, pygmy slow lorises are most easily identified by their huge brown eyes, which help them spot prey in the dark. Their short brown-and-gray coat varies from individual to individual. They have opposable thumbs and strong hands and feet that help them climb trees—albeit very slowly. These primates are nocturnal and…

Animal Fact Sheet

Red-billed Hornbill

Red-billed hornbills were named for their long, curved, red bill. They have a white head and chest, along with spotted wings and a long brown tail. These birds are some of the smaller hornbills, even though adults can reach up to 16 inches in length. Unlike many hornbills, they lack a casque on top of…

Animal Fact Sheet

Red-billed Leiothrix

Named for their striking red beak, red-billed leiothrixes have a dull olive-green body, an orangish-yellow throat, a yellow ring around their eyes, and a forked tail. Males can be distinguished from females by their brighter coloration and the red markings on their wings.These birds lives in small flocks in the forest underbrush, feeding on fruits…

Animal Fact Sheet

Red-capped Cardinal

Red-capped cardinals were named for their crimson-colored head and chin, which sit atop a white body with lustrous black wings and a black throat. These songbirds have a conical, mostly black beak that allows them to feed on insects, rice, seeds, and fruit. Breeding pairs build a cup-shaped nest out of roots, twigs, grasses, and…