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Crested Guineafowl

Crested guineafowls are chicken-sized birds with dark gray to black plumage and whitish spots. Their most recognizable and namesake feature is the mop-like crest of black feathers on top of their head. Adults average 20 inches in length from head to tail and feed on seeds, fruits, roots, and insects. They live in flocks of…

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Crested Wood-partridge

Crested wood-partridges are a dimorphic species, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males have blueish-purple feathers, as well as a large, red crest on their head. Females have green feathers and lack a crest. These birds can live in groups of up to 15 individuals. Parents feed their chicks for the first week, after…


Critically Endangered Eastern Black Rhino Born at Lincoln Park Zoo Is a Male

Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to welcome its latest arrival! On May 19, Kapuki, an eastern black rhinoceros, gave birth to a healthy male calf after 15 month of gestation.

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Crowned Lemur

Crown lemurs were named for the crown-shaped patch of orange fur on their head. They are agile climbers and their slender limbs and a long tail, measuring up to 28 inches, helps with balance when moving through the treetops. These diurnal primates forage during the day for fruits, leaves, and insects.

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DeBrazza’s Monkey

DeBrazza’s monkeys are notable for their distinctive white facial hair, which resembles a beard. They have gray fur, a white belly, and an orange crest on their forehead. Males weigh as much as 25 pounds while females typically weigh much less. They primarily eat fruit, leaves, and insects. Although they spend most of their time…

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Diana Monkey

Diana monkeys are medium-sized primates that can reach up to two feet in height—not to mention their 30-inch tail. They have a white chest and brow, along with a black body and brown markings on their back and legs. Diana monkeys feed on fruits, flowers, and insects. They are vulnerable to a number of predators,…

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Domestic Cattle

Domestic cattle are large, heavy mammals that vary in size and appearance. Although there are many breeds of cattle, only Milking Shorthorn and Dutch Belted are represented at Lincoln Park Zoo. These heritage breeds are not as large as some other dairy cows. Milking Shorthorns, “established” in the 18th century in Northeastern England, are usually…

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Domestic Chicken

Domestic chickens vary in appearance from breed to breed, though they share some common traits, including a squat stature, a rounded body, dense feathers, and wattles of flesh around the face. Adult males, called roosters, have distinct combs of red flesh on their head and striking plumage—notably, a flowing tail and shiny, pointed feathers. Wild…

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Domestic Pig

Pigs vary greatly across several hundred breeds, though most are short, fleshy, and sparsely covered in hair. All have hoofed paws at the end of short legs. Also known as hogs, these mammals are opportunistic omnivores, eating everything from grains to greens to table scraps. They use their snout to turn over soil in search…

Garden Fact Sheet

Dream Lady

Dream Lady, enriching the north entrance of Helen Brach Primate House, features an allee of Prairiefire crabapples planted in 2013.

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Dwarf Mongoose

Dwarf mongooses are small burrowers that can reach up to 10 inches in length. They have brown fur, rounded ears, and a long tail. These mammals primarily eat insects, eggs, fruit, and small lizards. They are a highly social species, living in groups of up to 40 members. A dominant female is the highest-ranking member…