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.

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Around the Globe

Zoo New England not only educates about the importance of wildlife conservation but also helps save some of the world’s critically endangered wildlife. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Zoo New England supports important conservation initiatives in the wild.

NEWS:

  • From Massachusetts to Nicaragua – working on behalf of Baird’s tapirs Full story
  • Zoo New England’s Red-Crowned Crane Spotted in Russia!  Full story
  • General Curator recognized for 30 years of dedication and service to the Wattled Crane program Full story

96 Elephants

Every day, 96 elephants are killed in Africa—that’s 35,000 a year. African forest elephants now face extinction in the next 10 to 20 years. Join the herd in protecting this vanishing species.

New Nature Foundation

Since its founding, Zoo New England has supported NNF’s work towards creative solutions that promote people living in harmony with nature.

African Predators

Zoo New England supports the study of Africa's predator and prey species in their natural environment.

Ape TAG Conservation Initiative

The Ape TAG Conservation Initiative is a collective effort by zoos to help conserve wild populations of endangered apes.

Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals

Zoo New England supports the first in-depth study of wild pygmy hippos, providing valuable research for improving the well-being of pygmy hippos in zoos.

Kori Bustard

Zoo New England works with the Kori Bustard Molted Feather Project, providing the birds’ shed feathers for fishing lures.

Mexican Grey Wolves

Since 1998, Zoo New England has been committed to re-introducing Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of the American Southwest, where they once lived in large numbers.

Operation Migration

Zoo New England supports Operation Migration's efforts to guide whooping cranes along their migration route with ultralight aircraft.

Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

Zoo New England is saving frogs from near-extinction due to a deadly fungus.

Snow Leopard Trust

Zoo New England supports the Snow Leopard Trust’s Natural Partnership Program whose research is aimed at protecting snow leopards and their natural habitat.