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


Inside our Zoos

At the same time you’re visiting our Zoos, we’re studying, sustaining, enriching, and protecting what’s right in front of you. Much of this work happens after hours, behind the scenes or even underground.  Though you can't always see conservation efforts, be assured—they’re all around you.


  • 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

Animal Care

It’s a Zoo's job to offer animals creative ways to use their natural energy—that’s where enrichment comes in.

AZA Safe: Saving Animals from Extinction

Zoo New England is proud to support this bold new effort focused on saving species and restoring them to healthy-sized populations in the wild.

Keeper's Corner

We put our passion for wildlife to work at Zoo New England, but outside Zoo gates, we remain dedicated to conservation both locally and globally.

Organic Garden

Zoo New England’s Organic Garden Project is a new initiative to provide organic food and enrichment to Zoo animals sustainably.

Quarters for Conservation

We not only support the conservation and sustainability of wildlife within our Zoo – we put our resources towards goals that matter. And you can play a role!

Saving Siberian Cranes

Through hard work and technical expertise, Zoo New England has offered a successful breeding ground for these rare birds.

Species Survival Plans

Zoo New England participates in nearly 80 Species Survival Plans to to maintain healthy and stable captive populations.


We use a variety of methods of sustaining the natural environment right in our Zoos, and our animals benefit from our efforts in some surprising ways!