Anteleope and Zebra Area
Lincoln Park Zoo's Anteleope and Zebra Area spans four acres and is home to a wide variety of mammals, such as zebras, camels, red kangaroos, and antelope. Several of the animals that call this habitat area home are rare or endangered. Visitors can watch as the animals graze under the shade of trees that have been around for a century in several outdoor habitat areas. The area provides a living look at life on the plains.
Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove
Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove, home to a colony of African penguins, is a new exhibit at Lincoln Park Zoo. The naturalistically designed habitat is inspired by the rocky shoreline and beaches of southern Africa where these penguins' native habitat is located. Guests won't miss a moment of the penguins waddling, diving, or swimming thanks o the exhibit's split-level, immersive views both above and below the water. The special exhibit features burrow-shaped nesting boxes, a temperature-controlled pool, and a heated deck.
Kovler Seal Pool
The Kovler Seal Pool is one Lincoln Park Zoo's most popular and oldest exhibits. The harbor seals habitat remarkably resembles their native habitat. Guests can get an up close look at the seals gliding through the water from the exhibit's underwater viewing area. The spectacular grace the seals display underwater has made them a favorite among zoo guests for over 135 years.
Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House
The Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House is home to around 200 reptiles, small mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates within its 32,000 square feet. These creatures coexist in mixed-species, naturalistic habitats. Guests have the chance to experience animals, climates, and conditions of Australia, South America, Asia, and Africa while surrounded by wildlife. The buildling consists of two major spaces: the Ecosystem and the Gallery. There areas were created to showcase some the most remarkable animals in the world, and also to teach visitors about the importance of preserving endangered species and their native habitats.
Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit
The lush habitat of the outdoor Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit is the residence of some of the most intriguing animals in Lincoln Park Zoo. The snowy old and bald eagle reside in adjacent enclousures. A large section of the exhibit is shared by white storks and cinereous vultures.
McCormick Bird House
The brick McCormick Bird House provides ample space for birds from numerous different habitats, from the seashores and tropics to forests to wetlands to savannas. The historic building contains several habitats, each designed to echo the birds' native environments. In addition to viewing the vast variety of birds in traditional exhibits, visitors can walk through the tropical Free Flight Area to be completely surrounded in the world of birds. Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois: Lincoln Park Zoo - Photo: Jim/Fotolia