Please be advised that on April 28, Franklin Park Zoo will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time. We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


Kori bustard

Kalahari Kingdom

Get to know Franklin Park Zoo’s kori bustards Jazzy & M’guu on your next visit. M’guu was received as an egg from the Smithsonian National Zoo and was hatched and reared at Zoo New England in 2003.

Then make your way to our bongo exhibit. Once called “ghosts of the forest,” bongos are known for being almost silent as they move through their environment. Bongos are the largest of the African antelope, and they're recognized by their chestnut-red color and thin white stripes.