Skip to main content

The Lincoln Park Zoo, founded in 1868, is one of the oldest zoos in the US. It is owned by the Chicago city parks department and is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society. Because the zoo is financed by the city and by private donations, it is free to all visitors.

It has a wide-ranging and diverse collection of species from all over the world, and I was able to see many species that I had not before.

Also, the landscaping in the zoo is very nicely done, with a number of nature trails and boardwalks, making it a very pleasant place to simply walk around.

(See my earlier photo diary of Chicago here: .)


View of downtown Chicago from zoo


One of the zoo's landscaped walkway paths.


Dairy farm exhibit


Wild black-eyed Susans




Smooth-scaled Green Snake


Sichuan Takin, from China.


DeBrazza's monkey, from Africa.




Bactrian camel




Scarlet ibis


Black rhino


Red river hog






Aruba Island rattlesnake


Interior of the Bird House


Wild Canadian geese

Originally posted to Lenny Flank on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 01:26 PM PDT.

Also republished by Chicago Kossacks.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site