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.


Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Children's Zoo

Our Children’s Zoo includes an amazing array of animals, both big and small. Start your journey at our prairie dog colony, and watch as these busy critters dig, burrow and bask in the sun. See if you can spot our graceful red pandas as they climb among the bamboo. And don’t forget to make your way across the duck pond's bridge for a visit with our majestic Amur leopard!

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