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Zoo New England installs communication boards

Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will notice a welcome addition on the grounds: communication boards. The Zoo is excited to showcase these brightly-colored boards aimed at fostering equity and inclusion within the guest experience.

Zoo New England mourns death of Kamaia lion

Franklin Park Zoo is saddened to share that after further health decline, 14-year-old lion, Kamaia, was humanely euthanized on September 2, 2023.

Zoo New England welcomes nyala and whooping cranes

Visitors to both Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will notice new furry and feathered faces with the recent exhibit debut of lowland nyala at Franklin Park Zoo and whooping cranes at Stone Zoo.

Franklin Park Zoo celebrates spring baby boom

Spring in New England means chirping songbirds and flowers blooming. At the Zoo, another sure sign of spring is the arrival of new furry and feathered faces.

Zoo New England mourns death of tiger

Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo is saddened to share that Anala, a 17-year-old female tiger, died on November 14.

Join the Plastic Free July EcoChallenge

Join the Zoo New England Plastic Free July team, and throughout the month, share your progress and reflections with fellow EcoChallengers.

MassArt partnership benefits art and conservation

We've been thrilled to work with the Illustration Department at the Massachusetts College of Art for several years in a mutually beneficial partnership that has given students real-life experience, and produced art for events, exhibits and gardens at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos.

Gorilla Grove to open April 12 at Franklin Park Zoo

In April, guests at Franklin Park Zoo will have the incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in a new state-of-the-art outdoor gorilla habitat as they learn more about this endangered species in a memorable up-close experience.

The Art of Animals comes to Back Bay

“Once a Kingdom: Animal Portraits from D. R. Wakefield and Zoo New England” will transform Bromer Gallery into a temple of nature, a celebration of existence, and a place of reckoning for the faces of creatures lost and found on a changing planet.

Update on western lowland gorilla Gigi

Gigi has recently experienced a number of significant health issues, and we plan to conduct an exam tomorrow in the hopes of determining the cause of these recent changes.

Help name our bush dog puppies!

NBC10 Boston, necn and Stone Zoo are asking you to help us name two bush dog puppies — one male and one female — born last year.

Update on pygmy hippo Cleopatra

We are deeply saddened to share that yesterday pygmy hippo Cleopatra gave birth to a stillborn calf.

One Boston Day Sock Drive

In honor of One Boston Day, Franklin Park Zoo is hosting a sock drive to benefit Bay Cove Human Services.

Exam goes smoothly for green anaconda

Tom Riddle, a green anaconda that resides in the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo, underwent a routine medical examination on Nov. 21, 2017.

A final #BloomWatch update

While corpse flower Fester did show signs of pollination and an oncoming full bloom over the weekend, we’re disappointed to share that in the past 24 hours the flower has withered.

July Events

Information regarding the Praise and Worship Concert (July 7), Soca in the Park Concert (July 8) or Reggae in the Park Concert (July 14).

One Boston Day Sock Drive

In honor of One Boston Day, Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo is hosting a sock drive to benefit Bay Cove Human Services.

Franklin Park Zoo celebrates ostrich hatch

Daily walks, three feedings a day and attentive care are all in a day’s work for the zookeepers who are raising an ostrich chick at Franklin Park Zoo.

Update on Amari, the giraffe calf

Amari, the Masai giraffe calf, continues to thrive thanks to the dedicated staff who have been caring for her since she was born on July 24. Caring for the calf has required around the clock dedicated attention, coordination and teamwork by the zoo’s skilled animal management and veterinary teams.

Catch 'em all at the PokéZoos!

There are many incredible animals at our Zoos, but lately, we've been spotting some rather unusual species on our grounds - Pokémon species, that is.

Gorillas to undergo general physical examinations

Kiki, a western lowland gorilla, as well as her youngest offspring Azize will be put under anesthesia tomorrow at Franklin Park Zoo so the Zoo’s veterinary staff can examine both of them.

Cotton-top tamarin baby born at Franklin Park Zoo

Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest can look for a tiny, new furry face following the recent birth of a cotton-top tamarin. Baby monkey can be seen on exhibit with its parents and siblings.

Be a voice for wildlife!

We're asking you to contact Senator Markey and Senator Warren and urge them to co-sponsor S. 2385, the END Wildlife Trafficking Act.

Nominate a Zoo Hero!

Fourth Annual Zoo Hero Youth Award will be presented at Zootopia.

Pumpkenrichment at Zoo New England

Fall is the perfect time for a festive form of animal enrichment here at Zoo New England. Introducing “Pumpkenrichment!”

World Lion Day

Let your Roar be heard and show your support for lions!

Get Involved: There are many ways to support your Zoos!

Boston Globe Magazine’s July 30, 2015 feature story, “Why doesn’t Boston have a better zoo,” examines the Zoos’ history and addresses challenges Zoo New England has faced for many years.

Call to action! Support your Zoos!

We are asking for your help to ensure that the Zoos thrive and offer these meaningful experiences. Almost every major zoo in the country is financed, in part, with public funds. They are great examples of public/private partnerships.

Franklin Park Zoo announces gorilla, Kiki, is pregnant

The staff at Franklin Park Zoo is pleased to announce that Kiki, one of the Zoo’s four female western lowland gorillas, is pregnant with her fourth baby. The birth is expected this spring.

Something snappy is returning to Stone Zoo!

This Memorial Day weekend, Stone Zoo will welcome back a few scaly faces with toothy grins as the American alligator exhibit opens for the season.

Nominate a Zoo Hero!

Third Annual Zoo Hero Youth Award will be presented at Zootopia.

Lion to undergo medical exam at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo announced today that Christopher the lion will undergo a medical examination, which will require the use of anesthesia, on Thursday, January 15.

A new milestone for Blue, the cougar kitten

Blue the cougar reached a big milestone on January 9 – he had the opportunity to explore the cougar exhibit within Treasures of the Sierra Madre.

It's a girl!

Giraffe calf born at Franklin Park Zoo.

What's for Breakfast? Something's new on the Zoo menu

Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 takes a tour of Franklin Park Zoo's Organic Garden Project and shares insight into who enjoys snacking on the organic treats as well as who has a pickier palate.

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.

Stone Zoo welcomes a number of new furry faces

Visitors to Stone Zoo will notice several new faces this summer with the addition of a number of new species including a male Matschie’s tree kangaroo, six cotton-top tamarins and straw-colored fruit bats.

Lynx kittens born at Stone Zoo

The staff at Stone Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of Canada lynx kittens, which marks the first successful births of this species at the Zoo.