CHICAGO (AP) -
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is bringing back penguins in a planned $22
million renovation, but other animals are moving to make room for the
announced the project Wednesday. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall with
new exhibits opening in the spring or summer of 2016.
It’s been several
years since Lincoln Park Zoo housed penguins. The new zoo habitat will house
a breeding colony of endangered African penguins.
The zoo’s polar
bear habitat will be expanded and updated with boulders for climbing and a
cascading waterfall. Its landscaping will be modeled on the Arctic tundra.
The new project
will replace exhibits that currently house polar bear, sun bear, Andean bear
and hyenas. These animals will be moved to other accredited zoos beginning