Important!
Stone Zoo will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 in preparation for our annual event, A Wild Affair.

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Located next to the sparkling Spot Pond Reservoir, Stone Zoo is the perfect place to get close to amazing animals, exhilarating exhibits, and exciting events going on daily, year-round. At Stone Zoo there's so much to see on any given day!
Please note, our sloths are spending the summer at the Franklin Park Zoo, so be sure to visit them there. 

Yukon Creek

Barnyard

Windows to the Wild

Gibbons

Treasures of the Sierra Madre

Black Bears

Mexican Gray Wolves

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

 

Yukon Creek  

Head into the wilds of the Canadian north woods in our Yukon Creek. This exhibit, featuring a bald eagle, a lynx, reindeer, arctic foxes and more, recreates an abandoned research site in a Canadian boreal forest bordering the tundra. Follow the path of footprints (and animal tracks) to an abandoned logger’s cabin and along the way examine pages from researchers’ journals telling of the experiences that they encountered with native wildlife.

Be sure to follow Yukon Creek to the wildly popular black bear exhibit – home to Smoky and Bubba.

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Black Bears

Black Bear exhibit temporarily closed

The bears are brothers that joined Stone Zoo from the Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Tennessee.  Stone Zoo is pleased to be able to provide a home to these two bears and is excited about the educational opportunities this exhibit presents. 

Black bear at Stone Zoo, Picture courtesy John Harrison

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Windows to the Wild
Windows to the Wild exhibit temporarily closed
Opened in May 2003, the Windows to the Wild exhibit features a variety of small birds, mammals, and primates from around the world, including African-crested porcupines, hyacinth macaws, and emperor tamarins.

The Zoo's large flamingo colony can also be found here, featuring Caribbean flamingos, as well as our three resident female meerkats. 

Pictured right: Meerkat at Stone Zoo,  photo courtesy of Jill Person 

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Treasures of the Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre mountain range, spanning 700 miles of Mexico and Southwestern United States, is a mysterious region, home to a diverse array of animal and plant life.

Stone Zoo’s Treasures of the Sierra Madre exhibit focuses on these creatures, including jaguars, cougars, coyotes, and Gila monsters, as well as examine the interactions between them and the human inhabitants of the region.

Always a favorite, stop by and visit with our North American River Otters on your way to the gift shop.]

Pictured right: Jaguar at Stone Zoo, photo courtesy of Jill Person

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Barnyard

Children can get up close and personal with some of the friendliest critters down on the farm at Stone Zoo's Barnyard.

Meet sheep, goats, and even a pygmy zebu - a miniature, humped cattle species domesticated in India about 10,000 years ago.

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Himalayan Highlands

Meaning "abode of snow" in Sanskrit, the Himalaya mountains are home to an array of animals with special adaptations to deal with the wintry climate. At Stone Zoo's Himalayan Highlands, you will find snow leopards, equipped with long tails for keeping balanced in high drifts of snow next to their natural prey, Markhor goats.

Rounding out these hearty species is a yak, used in this as region beasts of burden, transporting goods across mountain passes for local farmers and traders as well as in support of climbing and trekking expeditions.

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Gibbons

Be sure to visit Iggy, Kien and Paddy at the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit! Because gibbons are arboreal, or tree dwellers, the exhibit is 20 feet tall to allow them to climb high as in their natural environment. Please note: It has to be at least 40 degrees for our gibbons to be on exhibit. When the temperature is 40 degrees, the gibbons are given access to their warm, indoor off-exhibit space so they can choose to be inside or outside.  

Be sure to also visit with the North American river otters whose exhibit is located nearby.

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Mexican Gray Wolves

wolfBe sure to visit our Mexican gray wolves in their expansive exhibit!

Once common throughout western Texas, southern New Mexico, central Arizona and northern Mexico, the Mexican gray wolf, the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies of the North American gray wolf, was completely eliminated from the wild, surviving in only small captive populations. Throughout the past several decades, great strides have been made in procuring a brighter future for these wolves including the reintroduction of these animals into the wild.

Zoo New England participates in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP). The SSP is a consortium of institutions working together to breed captive Mexican wolves for reintroduction and recovery in the Southwest.

 

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Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey

birdsDaily, May 3 through September 1, 2014

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey features bird species from around the world, including a bald eagle, king vulture, wedge-tailed eagle, black vulture, Abdim’s stork and many others, in this engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Birds will fly in from overhead and demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations. Don't miss the opportunity to watch these acrobats of the sky!

Three daily showtimes:

-11:00 a.m.
-1:00 p.m.
-3:00 p.m.

 

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