Chicago zoo's pond becomes a nature boardwalk
The 14-acre site will include native prairie and wetland vegetation that can provide wildlife habitat and filter the pond’s water quality, and the Lester E. Fisher Bridge will include structures to encourages swallows to nest there. Daily tours and talks -- such as “Feathered Friends,” “Fishy Fun” and “Exploring an Ecosystem” -- will give visitors the chance to learn even more.
Existing facilities at the free zoo include the Flamingo Habitat, Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond, Kovler Penguin and Seabird House, McCormick Bird House and Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit.
Black-crowned Night-Heron courtesy of Gator Farm
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