Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Gouldian Finch

Bird's World Exhibit

Bird’s World is housed in one of the original buildings from Franklin Park Zoo's 1913 opening, giving it the majesty and charm of a bygone era. This stunning structure is home to dozens of species of birds from around the globe, including tawny frogmouths, sunbitterns, Gouldian finches, and other indigenous birds from swamplands, scrublands and wetlands. With so many different species hooting, cooing and whistling, Bird’s World is a wonderfully noisy exhibit!

Don't miss our daily Bird's World Zookeeper Encounter at 11:00 a.m.! Look for location sign in Bird's World entryway.

Insider Tips and Fun Facts from Bird's World Keepers

In the Swamp exhibit, make sure you look up into the trees. Many of the birds prefer to rest and perch high up.


In the Scrublands, if you look to the left you'll see the Gouldian finch nest box wall. Look closely, and you might catch a glimpse of a parent inside. Both males and females share the responsibility of incubating eggs and raising their young.


At the River Bank Exhibit, take some time to look at the view from underwater. You may get a rare insight into how duck feet actually work!


Be sure to check out the enrichment coin game in the River Bank exhibit. Your donations help fund the Zoo's enrichment program, allowing us to supply our animals with engaging toys.