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 info@zoonewengland.com.

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Siberian Crane

Saving Siberian Cranes

Update, 5/2016: Franklin Park Zoo celebrates a new Siberian crane hatch Full story

It’s estimated that only 3,000 Siberian cranes, an endangered species, remain in the wild. Through hard work and technical expertise, Zoo New England has offered a successful breeding ground for these rare birds.

Franklin Park Zoo is home to seven of the 22 Siberian cranes currently in captivity in three North American institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The first of Franklin Park Zoo’s 10 hatches was in 1999, making it the first zoo in North America to have successfully bred this endangered species.

For more on siberian cranes, visit our Franklin Park Zoo Animals page.