Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, 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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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

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About the Peregrine Falcon

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Class: Aves  
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae  
Genus: Falco  
Species: peregrinus

Size:
Weight: 1to 2.5 pounds
Length: 15 to 19 inches
Wingspan: 38 to 46 inches

Diet:
Small to medium sized birds.

Habitat/range:
Found on every continent except Antarctica. They inhabit open areas with high cliffs near water.

Median Life Expectancy:
Up to 20 years in the wild, 28 years in captivity.

Fun Fact:
Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals in the world; they can fly as fast as 200 miles per hour when in pursuit of prey.