Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). 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


African Lions

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.