Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 23, 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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Nigerian Dwarf Goat (credit: Robert Michelson)

Barnyard

Ever met a pygmy zebu? Now’s your chance to hang out with this miniature, humped cattle species that's native to India. Don’t worry, he’s friendly—just like the rest of the farm animals in the Barnyard, including sheep, goats and more!

Barnyard Animals:

  • Guinea Hogs
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats
  • Pygmy Zebu
  • Chickens

 

Pettingzoo

The Petting Zoo is open daily from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Rain, high heat or other conditions may affect availability.