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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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.