Know Before You Go:
• In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.
• Members:​ Online reservations and scannable timed tickets are now required for your visit. More

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Spotlight on zookeeper Matt Stierhof and his work with ring-tailed lemurs

Lemur and keeper

In celebration of National Zoo Keeper week, we asked keeper Matt Stierhof what he loves about Franklin Park Zoo's ring-tailed lemurs:

"Working with our lemurs has been an incredible learning experience. Ring-tailed lemurs have unique personalities and they also rely heavily on their olfactory (smell) senses. This allows me to provide innovative enrichment for them on a daily basis which may consist of perfumes, browse, puzzle feeders and so much more.

I always dreamed of having a career working with animals and love teaching others about nature. Becoming a zookeeper allows me to work with incredible animals and inspire zoo guests every day. Best job in the world!" 

FULL INTERVIEW & MORE KEEPER SPOTLIGHTS