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Sat., June 4: Franklin Park Zoo will be closed in preparation for our annual gala, Zootopia. Please plan your visit accordingly!



What You Can Do

Recycle your old cell phone, revise your grocery list, and look for sustainable product logos when you shop—they’re all small ways you can make a huge difference in the natural world.

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Join our Conservation Society

If you’re passionate about protecting natural treasures right here in New England, become a member of our Conservation Society.


End Animal Trafficking and Exploitation

Private ownership of big cats, primates, and other “exotic” animals for commercial exploitation is a serious animal welfare problem. Call your legislators to support bills ending these practices.

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Be Informed, Buy Informed.

We as consumers can make informed purchasing choices that can change the course of wildlife trafficking. Put simply, if we don't buy it, they'll stop selling it.

Donate your Cell Phone to Help Gorillas

We participate with zoos and aquariums across the globe in the “Gorillas on the Line” mobile phone recycling challenge to help save gorillas in the wild.

Ivory Belongs on Elephants

Every day, 96 elephants are killed in Africa—that’s 35,000 a year. African forest elephants now face extinction in the next 10 to 20 years. Join the herd in protecting this vanishing species.

The Palm Oil Crisis

Palm oil plantations threaten the habitats of orangutans, tigers, and more. How can you help? Look in your grocery cart.

Plastic Free EcoChallenge

Join the Plastic Free July EcoChallenge

Become part of the global movement to reduce and refuse single-use plastics!


Protect Endangered Species

From planting native species in your backyard, to buying "smart" souvenirs, check out our tips and resources for how you can help protect endangered species.

Quarters for Conservation

We not only support the conservation and sustainability of wildlife within our Zoo – we put our resources towards goals that matter.

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Reduce Plastic Pollution

Each year, at least 8 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean. Let's turn the tide of plastic pollution through simple everyday changes that make a big impact.

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Reduce the Risk of Zoonotic Diseases

The COVID-19 crisis was knowable, predictable and preventable. You can help reduce the risk of future pandemics. Tell your legislators to co-sponsor the “Preventing Future Pandemics Act."

Shop the Frog

Look for the frog symbol on your purchases to be sure they're Rainforest Alliance Certified™ .