It is not quite springtime yet here, they still have snow in the forecast, but it was a great sunny day so off to the zoo I go. More excited about being outside for a couple of hours and not getting frostbite. Chicago area is fortunate to have more than one zoo nearby and the Lincoln Park Zoo has a long history here.
The zoo opened in 1868 and is one of the oldest in the US. It is also one of a few free zoos around. It is on the North side of Chicago right near the lakefront and covers 35 acres of prime real estate. Portions of the zoo are undergoing renovations now so not all the animals are in residence. Many have been sent to other zoos during this time.
All year long the zoo plays host to a large variety of events designed to bring awareness and educate us all. It has transitioned greatly over the many years I have been going there all with keeping the animals healthy and happy. Mid week on a sunny day was a marvelous time to walk in the zoo.
Who knew flamingos liked to be outside in our cold weather. A couple of local birds in with them?
From inside the Primate House.
These zebras are enjoying the day as much as I did.
Don’t forget to add this to your list of places to visit on your next trip to Chicago.