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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.

Private Event Venue

Farm House

An intimate house amidst at Farm-in-the-Zoo, where guests can interact with animals.

Animal Fact Sheet

Fennec Fox

Fennec foxes are some of the smallest foxes in the world; on average, they weigh about three pounds. These sand-colored mammals have a small snout, large pointed ears, and a black-tipped tail. As nocturnal omnivores, fennec foxes hunt rodents, insects, and birds under the moonlight. Though “cute” in appearance, males become aggressive during mating season.…

Private Event Venue

Foreman Pavilion

An open-air pavilion that overlooks Waterfowl Lagoon and Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond.

Animal Fact Sheet

Francois’ Langur

Adult Francois’ langurs have black fur with a white stripe stretching from ear to ear acros their jawline, as well as a black crest atop their head. Young langurs are orange at birth but gradually darken over time, which may encourage adult females to care for and keep track of them. These primates, which feed…

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Standing 19 feet tall, giraffes are the tallest ground-dwelling animals in the world. Females are slightly shorter than males, but both genders have tan and brown coats. Their front legs are longer than their back legs, giving their body a sloping appearance. Both males and females have horn-like structureds called ossicornes on the top of…

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Golden-breasted Starling

Named for their striking coloration, golden-breasted starlings have metallic blue wings with purple undertones, a yellow breast and belly, a violet throat, and a vibrant green head. They are social animals, living in family groups of three to 12 individuals in the wild, that primarily eat insects.

Animal Fact Sheet

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Golden-headed lion tamarins are small primates named for the bright-gold mane around their head. These lion-like manes contrast sharply with their dark brown to black bodies. They spend almost all their time in the rainforest canopy, where they feed primarily on fruit and insects. Golden-headed lion tamarins live in groups consisting of a breeding pair…

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Golden Silk Spider

Golden silk spiders are mostly yellow with an elongated abdomen and long, hairy legs that detect web vibrations. Females can grow six times larger than males. These weaver spiders rely on their webs to collect food and water, as well as breed. Females build and relocate their web repeatedly over their lifetime while males travel…


Gorilla Infants at Regenstein Center for African Apes Receive Names

It’s the moment all zoo supporters have been waiting for! Lincoln Park Zoo is excited to announce the two western lowland gorilla male offspring have received names. The first gorilla baby, born to female Rollie on May 12, is named Mondika (mon-dee-kah) and the second baby, born to female Bana on June 12, is named Djeke (jek-ay).…

Animal Fact Sheet

Great Plains Ratsnake

Great Plains ratsnakes grow up to five feet long, are either light gray or brownish-gray, and are covered in dark brown blotches bordered with black. A dark brown stripe starts at the bridge of their nose and travels down their neck, crossing overtop their eyelids like a mask. These snakes sport a spearhead-shaped marking on…

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Green Broadbill

Green broadbills are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males have vibrant, bright green plumage; a black dot behind each ear; and black bands across their wings. Females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings. These birds primarily eat tropical fruits and vegetables.

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Green Tree Frog

Green tree frogs can measure up to two and a half inches inches long. They have smooth, green skin with small golden spots on their back and a white- to cream-colored underside with lateral stripes. Females are usually larger than males. These frogs predominantly eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. They are a solitary…

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Green Tree Python

Green tree pythons are vivid green with a broken stripe of white or dull yellow running down their vertebrate. These snakes can reach up to seven feet long, but adults average at four feet. They spend their entire life in rainforest trees, often preying on rodents and birds while dangling from their roost, using their…

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Grevy’s Zebra

Like all zebras, Grevy’s zebras are covered in alternating black and white stripes. They are the largest zebra species, with adults standing up to five feet tall at the shoulder and weighing up to 900 pounds. Their belly and hindquarters are white, and their manes stands erect from head to shoulders. Grasses make up most…

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Grey Seal

Gray seals have short necks, widely set nostrils, and few spots compared to some other seals. They can measure up to 11 feet long and weigh nearly 900 pounds. Females are silver-gray with scattered dark spots while males are dark gray with silver-gray spots. Grey seals are opportunistic predators, feeding on fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.…