West of the Matthew Laflin Memorial Building
2001 North Clark Street
In the mid 1990s, when the Chicago Academy of Sciences moved out of the Renaissance Revival style building, the Lincoln Park Zoo converted it to their administrative headquarters. In an effort to make the public aware of the new residents, the Lincoln Park Zoological Society purchased this piece with a donation from Charles C. Haffner III, a member of the family that founded commercial printing giant R.R. Donnelly & Sons. The Colorado-based artist specializes in sculptures of felines and created this bronze figurative sculpture of two young mountain lions reclining back to back.