Here in New England

Zoo New England is committed to the preservation of the natural world, including what’s right in our own backyard. And it’s not hard to miss. With a rich natural diversity including lakes, rivers, forests, alpine mountains, the Atlantic coast, and a perpetual regeneration that four seasons bring, New England wildlife abounds.

Blanding's Turtle Project

Each fall, Stone Zoo hosts a group of Blanding’s turtle hatchlings, giving them a “head-start” on long-term survival.

Franklin Park Biodiversity Project

We're monitoring native and invasive species to develop a better understanding of how they can coexist in an urban landscape and prevent further population declines. Community collaboration is encouraged!


About one-third of the world’s amphibian species is on the brink of extinction. It’s critical that we monitor the frog population, as these creatures play a key role in balancing our ecosystem.

Marbled Salamanders

ZNE head-starts and releases these tiny amphibians, giving them a 40-fold increase in their chance of survival in the wild.

Neponset River Watershed Association

ZNE's Quarters for Conservation Program has supported the work of the Neponset River Watershed Association to stop water pollution and restore fish and wildlife habitats.