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  Sabrina Dee and Grandma Dee at Lincoln Park Zoo
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  • Sabrina Dee and Grandma Dee at Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago
      Sabrina Dee and Grandma Dee at Lincoln Park Zoo
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      Gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo
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One of my favorite places to visit each year is the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. It's the nation's oldest free public zoo and one of the last free zoos in the country.

The zoo is located on the lake-front bike trail in one of Chicago's most popular parks. The Lincoln Park conservatory is next door and is also free because both are supported by the Chicago Park District.

The pictures were taken at the new Gorilla habitat when Allan and I took Sabrina. She loved the statues more than the real gorilla's, but when you ask her how does the gorilla go, she sure knows that one! Her favorites were the pink Flamingos. T

The Polar Bears live in the newly remodeled Levine Family Polar Bear Plaza with its new single-panel viewing window. There are two bears (siblings) who seem to "pace" as they swim the same pattern over and over. The polar bears's pool contains 266,000 gallons of water, one of the largest polar bear zoo exhibits in the world! This Robert R. McCormick Bear Habitat contains seven outdoor habitats for sun bears, spectacled bears, and polar bears.

Also on the BLUE TRAIL are the penguin and Seabird House, Birds of Prey Exhibit, & African Journey.
The GOLD TRAIL contains the Primate House, Lion House, Sea Lion Pool, Children's Zoo, Small Mammal-Reptile House, Swan Pond.
The GREEN TRAIL has the Waterfowl Lagoon, Antelope and Zebra area, and Regenstein Center for African Apes.
RED TRAIL has Farm-in-the-zoo for children.
There are six cafes, three big shops, an Endangered Species Carousel, and the Gateway Pavillion Information Center.
I love it because it is small and right in the city.

Address: Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Parkway (2400 north)
Phone: 312-724-2000

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2006
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