123, New Lenox Chicago, IL 60606

Our Mission

  • To preserve a portion of the Colorado Desert in its
    natural state;
  • To foster, through interpretive exhibits, programs and
    publication, an awareness of, and an appreciation for, the variety of plants and animals in worldwide ecosystems;
  • To build up under controlled conditions, populations of various species of desert animals and plants threatened with extinction in the wild state;
  • And to foster through cooperative research and educational programs, biological studies contributing to the protection of desert species in a wild state.

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Zoo Highlights

Check out a “Day in the Life” of the marmosets

Marmosets are the typical representatives of South America rainforest fauna. They are the smallest subspecies of primates, but definitely one of the smartest.¬†Travel through the 28-acre African Grasslands…