Zoos in Chicago

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Zoos in Chicago

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  • Davanrn
    South Bend, IN641 contributions
    We visited here with friends on a beautiful sunny Monday. Nice exhibits. Walk in - no fees. Indoor and outdoor. Nice grounds surrounding. Right on lake shore.
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • Annaline
    Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
    I am so sorry for these lions to live here in this small tank but on the other hand they look happy. Especially in the winter it seams like their enjoyed no crowds and low temperatures outside.
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • John O
    3 contributions
    The Children's Zoo portion of the Lincoln Park Zoo has been mostly closed due to the nesting Black-crowned Night Herons. I live a block from it and visit frequently. Far better to visit in the mornings when the animals are most active.

    Interesting that there is no listing for the whole Lincoln Park Zoo on Tripadvisor. Perhaps the zoo demanded to be de-listed due to mediocre reviews. I've caught the staff lying numerous times when you ask why some animals haven't been seen in months (Anyone seen the Gibbons since 2019? or seen the Penguins in the water more than once since 2019?). They've been trained to reply, "oh, they were out earlier, you just missed them." It is time for a change in the management of this zoo and our understanding of these animals complex inner lives spent confined in tiny plexiglass cages.
    Written 21 July 2021
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