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.


Siberian Crane

Leucogeranus leucogeranus

Siberiancrane Gallery

About the Siberian Crane


Geographic Range:


Class: Aves  
Order: Gruiformes  
Family: Gruidae  
Genus: Leucogeranus   
Species: leucogeranus 

Siberian cranes have been revered in Asian culture for millennia because of their long life spans—an average of 40-45 years. These striking wading birds are all white with black primary flight feathers and a brick red face. Courting Siberian cranes engage in a complex ritual that includes dancing and unison calling, a coordinated series of calls that strengthen their pair bond.