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Penguins return to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

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Penguins will be coming back to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo thanks to a $22 million renovation.

The announcement was made by zoo officials on Wednesday. Work will begin in the fall and the new exhibits should open in the spring or summer of 2016. The new exhibit will house endangered African penguins.

With this new exhibit the zoo's polar bear exhibit will be expanded and updated with boulders for climbing and a cascading waterfall. This landscape will be modeled on the Arctic tundra. This new penguin exhibit will replace exhibits that currently house polar bears, sun bears, Andean bears and hyenas. These animals will be moved to other zoos beginning this summer.

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