Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Visitors will discover exhibits that immerse them in natural habitats for white-tailed deer, red fox, Blanding’s turtles, bobcats, a coyote, a black-crowned night heron, and more. Cosley Zoo is also a center for animal education and conservation, offering programs that teach young and old how to care for the world around them and give back to the communities in which they live, work, and play.

Your tax-deductible gift provides support for quality programs, services and animal care.

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Facility Master Plan
Zoo News
2017 Annual Report (PDF)

Mark Your Calendar

Learn more about FrogWatch USA™
Learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count
Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & 1/2-Mile details

FrogWatch USA™
Do you have an interest in Frogs and Toads? Become a FrogWatch USA Volunteer!

Great Backyard Bird Count
Cosley Zoo’s Great Backyard Bird Count 2019 training session Saturday, February 2 from 1-2P.

Run for the Animals 5K/10K & 1/2-Mile
Learn more about this year’s event and sign up!


Bobcat photo at top of page: © Edward Durbin