On Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. 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.org.


African lions, Dinari and Kamaia

Breakfast with the Lions

Franklin Park Zoo

May 19, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

This breakfast program is now full and waitlist only. Please check this page for future dates!

Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard three to five miles away, or that they can reach top speeds of 33 miles per hour for short distances? You'll learn this and more at a continental breakfast with the lions at Franklin Park Zoo! Join us before the Zoo opens, talk to a keeper and learn about how we care for African lions, Dinari and Kamaia.

$20 per person for members, $25 for non-members, children under 2 come for FREE!

Franklin Park Zoo - Meet at the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo at 9:00 a.m.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

All ages welcome!

Please Note:

The cost of admission to the Zoo is NOT included in the price of this program. To stay and explore the Zoo after the breakfast is over, purchase admission to the Zoo online here.  Bring a copy of the receipt printed out or on your phone for the Educators to collect after the Breakfast program. If you wish to stay at the Zoo after the Program and you have not pre-purchased admission, you will need to re-enter through the Admissions Booth and either show your Member Card or pay the regular admission rate.

Committed to Conservation

Cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, puma, snow leopard, tiger: these majestic big cats are all under threat. Their populations are steadily declining due to poaching, habitat loss, and the illegal trade. Tiger populations have decreased by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years. It's up to us to make the changes—raising awareness, living more sustainably, supporting conservation efforts—that can help reverse these alarming population trends. 

Zoo New England participates in the African lion, tiger, puma and snow leopard Species Survival Plans. By sharing research and knowledge, participating institutions work together to establish guidelines that best ensure the health of captive populations, and with success, the survival of otherwise extinct species.

Learn More & Get Involved

  • Did you know that lions Dinari and Kamaia eat a total of 18 pounds of meat per day, and Luther the tiger eats 11 pounds of meat per day? Feeding these big cats costs approximately $30,000 for just one year! Zoodoption helps us defray some of these costs and provide excellent food, care and enrichment for all of our animals. Zoodopt a big cat today!
  • Video: "Raising, Training and Protecting: Big cat conservation at ZNE"
  • Analyze Wildlife Photos to help Panthera Protect Big Cats.

Just for Kids!