Tuesday, January 27: Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. Please travel safely.


African Lion

Kalahari Kingdom

Even before you reach Kalahari Kingdom, you may hear the lion’s rumbling roar echoing far beyond his habitat, a call almost impossible to resist. Kalahari Kingdom allows visitors to experience the majesty of this king of the jungle in several distinct ways: climb into a “crashed” land rover and come nose-to-nose with a lion sniffing around the hood of your car; exchange glances with this magnificent beast through a glass at a ranger station, or peek at him from across a moat as he soaks up the sun.