Pygmy Hippopotamus

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gorilla Greenenrichment BoxWatch as animals receive green-themed enrichment treats in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!


  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Arts & Crafts, Tropical Forest outside Hippo Theater
  • 11:00 a.m. – Zookeeper Chat, Birds' World
  • 1:30 p.m.: Zookeeper Chat, Bird's World
  • 2:00 p.m.: Gorilla Forage Feed and Zookeeper Encounter

What is enrichment?

Enrichment can be offered in a variety of different ways, and zookeepers use novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags, and toys to provide activities that excite all the senses. Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment.
Learn more about enrichment and animal care at Zoo New England.