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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Zoo New England named "Best of the Best"

"Boston Parents Paper" readers name Zoo New England winner among top five zoos, aquariums and nature centers around Boston and Rhode Island.

ZooTeen program receives $50,000 Impact Grant from Yahoo Employee Foundation

This generous gift, supported by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will be used to further Zoo New England’s proven success in supporting and empowering local youth, hands-on learning through STEM educational activities, supplementing in-school curriculum, and preparation for future careers and employment.

Training a red kangaroo

Today's Zookeeper Week spotlight is on Maggie Sawyer and her work with Franklin Park Zoo's red kangaroo.

Seeing Red...pandas, that is

Melissa Durham is a zookeeper in the Children’s Zoo. She works closely with the red pandas and has even trained them to get on a scale for weights and receive injections. Working with the animals to do these voluntary behaviors makes daily care as well as veterinary procedures less stressful on both staff and animals.

National Zoo Keeper Week

It's National Zoo Keeper Week and we're highlighting the amazing work of our animal care staff. Today we spotlight senior keeper, Kristin Cibotti, and what she loves about working with the white-bearded wildebeest.