Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, 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.


Hadada Ibis

Bostrychia hagedash

Hadadaibis Gallery

About the Hadada Ibis


Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Bostrychia
Species: hagedash

The hadada ibis is a medium-sized bird with an olive-brownish color and iridescent green coloring on its wings. Its long, sensitive beak curves into a spear-like implement enabling it to probe mud in search of its favorite prey. The hadada ibis is less social than other types of ibis, and though it may roost with others, it will keep a separate nest. When hadada ibis fly together they don't create an orderly formation as other ibis do.