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Please note: On Wednesday April 24 at Franklin Park Zoo and Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, volunteers, zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in routine animal escape exercises. While the exercise is occurring, guests have the opportunity to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). These exercises are an important part of our preparedness training, and we appreciate your participation and understanding. If you have any questions about what to expect, please don't hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.org.

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snow leopards

Snow Leopards

Himalayan Highlands

Meaning "abode of snow" in Sanskrit, the Himalaya mountains are home to an array of animals with special adaptations to deal with the wintry climate. At Stone Zoo's Himalayan Highlands, snow leopards, equipped with long tails for keeping balanced in high drifts of snow, live alongside their natural prey, Markhor goats. Rounding out these hearty species is a yak, used in the Himalayas as beasts of burden that transport goods across mountain passes for farmers and traders and in support of climbing and trekking expeditions.

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snowleopard

Snow Leopard

markhor

Markhor

Yak Box

Yak

Blackneckedcrane Box

Black-Necked Crane