Thursday, August 5: Franklin Park Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. for a private event. Boston Lights will open at 8:00 p.m. Please plan your visit accordingly!

• Please review our current Health & Safety Updates (FPZ and SZ) before your visit.
• Non-Members: Online reservations are required for admission tickets.
• Members: Advance reservations for daytime admission are not required.

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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.

snowleopard

Snow Leopard

markhor

Markhor

Yak Box

Yak

Blackneckedcrane Box

Black-Necked Crane