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Red-footed Tortoise

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Red-footed tortoises were named for the red-and-orange markings scattered across their limbs and face. They have bumpy, concave, greenish-brown shells and display upraised points on their central plates. These tortoises can reach up to 14 inches in length. As omnivores, they feed primarily on fruit, greens, plants, vegetables, and dead animals. After breeding, females bury…

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Red Devil Cichlid

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Red devil cichlids have bright orange to reddish-orange scales. Males, averaging 23 centimeters long, are larger than females and have longer fins and a distinct hump on their head. These social fish live together in large groups. They are typically active, feeding throughout the day on snails, small fish, insect larvae, worms, and aquatic vegetation.…

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Red Kangaroo

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As the world’s largest marsupial, red kangaroos can reach more than five feet tall and weigh up to 190 pounds. They move by hopping on their large lower legs and using their thick tail for balance. Red kangaroos have long and narrow heads with large ears. Their small arms are used for grasping food, like…

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Red River Hog

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As Africa’s smallest and most colorful swine species, red river hogs have reddish bodies with a white stripe running down their back. Both sexes have tusks, but only males have warts in front of their eyes. Adults can reach up to five feet in length and weigh up to 285 pounds. These hogs feast on…

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Red Wolf

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Named for their red-tinged fur, red wolves are smaller than gray wolves, their better-known cousins. Males are typically larger than females and can weigh up to 90 pounds. They prey on a range of species, including raccoons, deer, rodents, and small mammals. Packs typically consist of a breeding pair and their offspring from the previous…

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Regenstein African Journey

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An immersive animal house, home to lively habitats and species with room for spacious receptions and seated gatherings.

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Regenstein African Journey

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Regenstein African Journey is an immersive experience that enables guests to discover the plant, animal, and climate diversity of Africa.

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Regenstein Birds of Prey

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Comprised of three free-flight habitats, Regenstein Birds of Prey is where guests can view nature’s cleanup crew: birds of prey.

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Regenstein Center for African Apes

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A space located among the great ape habitats with huge glass windows separating guests from the primates.

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Regenstein Center for African Apes

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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.

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Regenstein Macaque Forest

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Regenstein Macaque Forest is a premier habitat for Lincoln Park Zoo’s thriving troop of Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys.

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Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

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Surrounded by a tropical ecosystem, this space has a soaring 45-foot-high glass dome ceiling and reception options at ground level and overlooking the forest canopy.

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Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House

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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.

Garden Fact Sheet

Rhino Hillside Garden

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Rhino Hillside Garden features clusters of flowering perennials tied together by ribbons of ornamental grasses.

Animal Fact Sheet

Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

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Rio Fuerte beaded lizards can reach up to 30 inches from head to tail. They have a broad, flat head and venom glands in their lower jaw. Their bodies are long and heavy and covered with bead-like scales that form yellow and black stripes. These long-clawed lizards are carnivorous, eating insects, small rodents, lizards, snakes,…

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Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove

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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.

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Scarlet Ibis

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Scarlet ibises were named for their distinctive bright red plumage, which often has orange and pink hues. Males and females differ in size; males are larger and have a longer, curvier bill. These birds use their large beak to locate prey—mostly crayfish, crabs, insects, frogs, and fish—in the water. They have long, thin toes that…