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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Update on pygmy hippo Cleopatra

hippoWe are deeply saddened to share that yesterday pygmy hippo Cleopatra gave birth to a stillborn calf. Cleopatra’s care team and the veterinary staff were present throughout the delivery and made every effort to resuscitate the baby. We were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the calf, and in the weeks leading up to the birth Cleopatra was monitored around the clock. The past 24 hours have been devastating for our staff who care so deeply, and we appreciate you keeping our team in your thoughts.