Please note: Volunteers, Zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in a routine animal escape drill on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin Park Zoo, and Thursday, April 27 at Stone Zoo. These routine drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be able to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or


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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.


  • 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

Ape TAG Conservation Initiative

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

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Zookeeper's scat detection dog, Finn, works to save cheetahs in Namibia.

Feather Collections

Zoo New England works with other institutions across the U.S. find new uses for kori bustard and kiwi feathers.

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.

Ivory Belongs on 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.

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.

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.

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.

Proyecto Tití

Zoo New England helped fund the production of over 500 eco-friendly fence posts, which preserve valuable natural resources for critically endangered cotton-top tamarins.

Jari Squire

Reticulated Giraffe Project

The Reticulated Giraffe Project aims to halt, and ultimately reverse, the staggering decline in giraffe populations.

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.