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Penguin and Seabird House - Exterior

For details, see my review http://www.zoochat.com/22/review-lincoln-park-zoo-155924/

Penguin and Seabird House - Exterior
geomorph, 18 Jun 2010
    • snowleopard
      The famous, 30 year-old Penguin/Puffin House actually closed down a year ago and the birds were all shifted to different AZA facilities last winter. However, the zoo has not announced what will happen in this part of the zoo but it has promised that penguins will be brought back at some point in the future. That is not surprising as they are true superstar zoo animals.
    • DavidBrown
      Do you know why they shut it down? What penguin and puffin species did they have in here?
    • TeamTapir223
      There was a growing concern as to the long term stability of specialized equipment.In recent years you could never see through the windows inside the building half the time due to the humidity inside.The building housed Rockhoppers,Kings,Tufted Puffin and Common Murres

      Team Tapir223
    • DavidBrown
      Thanks Team Tapir. There isn't much sense in keeping an exhibit open if no one can see it.
    • snowleopard
      On August 19th this building will be bulldozed into oblivion, and the Regenstein Macaque Forest complex will begin to take shape. Japanese macaques (snow monkeys) will be seen by the public in fall of 2014, and this zoo has a rich history with primates with the historic primate house still in operation and a very impressive chimpanzee/gorilla set of habitats also being commendable. The breeding success with gorillas has been phenomenal over the years.
    • JVM
      The zoo will build a new outdoor African Penguin habitat, and a new Polar Bear habitat, over the current McCormick Bear Habitat near Regenstein African Journey, due to open in 2016.
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