If you enjoy learning about animals from around the world, then spend a fun-filled day at the Brookfield Zoo. Nestled in nearby Wheaton, this 216-acre nature park has captivated and educated audiences since 1934. In fact, more than two million people walk through to gates every year to explore exhibits such as:
Take a trip down under to discover the fascinating animals that call Australia home. One of the highlights is the western gray kangaroo, which stands at least five feet tall. This species is light-gray or brown in color and features a haired muzzle distinguishing it from other kangaroos.
Living Coast is one of the most popular exhibits as it’s where the Humboldt penguins waddle along rocky shores. These penguins have a black back and white underside, and their waterproof feathers keep out the cold as well as help them “fly” through the water. Their flippers allow them to swim up to nine miles per hour, and the back flippers are responsible for steering.
Pinniped is a Latin word meaning “fin-footed,” and this exhibit features both gray and harbor seals as well as California sea lions. Visitors enjoy both up-close and underwater views of these animals while learning how they hunt, communicate, and survive in the wild.
Regenstein Wolf Woods
Mexican gray wolves are majestic, social animals that live in packs. They were considered extinct in the wild until their reintroduction into Arizona and New Mexico in the late 1990s. This species is now listed as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List, and zoo visitors can adopt a Mexican gray wolf through the Share the Care program.
The Brookfield Zoo is just one of the attractions near The Retreat at Seven Bridges. If you would like to call our community home, please contact our friendly leasing agents. They’d love to give you a tour.