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By Rachel Ganz
Observer Staff Writer 

Traveling to Boston with children? Experience an Exciting Outdoor Safari Walk at Franklin Park Zoo!

All guests, and children over 2 years are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing of 6ft from other attendees

 

The two male lion brothers were sunbathing nonchalantly on a high rock in their cage.

The Zoo New England's Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston Mass 02121, reopened on June 4, 2020 following its closure doe to health precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020

I was fortunate to experience the marvelous Franklin Park Zoo last weekend with my family including my two animal loving grandsons.

All the exhibits were open except the indoor exhibits including the Tropical Forest, which is home to Western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, giant anteater and more. This also includes the Bird's World building.

We explored the one way trail the Outdoor Safari Walk, which lead us on a fun journey through many of the Zoo's exhibits including. All the animals seemed healthy and well fed.

One warthog at the Serengeti Crossing came close to the metal fence and began making cute grunting chirps to the children as if to say "hello."

• Nature's Neighborhoods and Aviary: red pandas, prairie dogs, turtles and more

• Serengeti Crossing: Plains zebras, wildebeest, ostriches, warthogs and Cape porcupines

• Giraffe Savannah: Masai giraffe and Grevy's zebra

• Outback Trail: red kangaroos and emus

• Aussie Aviary: budgerigars

• Condor Flight Cage: Andean condors

Guests will also see lions, a tiger, spotted hyena, Baird's tapir, Bactrian camels, wattled, white-naped and Siberian cranes, and more!

Peacock

The playground and play structures are open, and have colorful swings and fun attractions for children. All guests, and children over 2 years are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing of 6ft from other attendees

Online reservations are REQUIRED for members and general admission ticket

Franklin Park Zoo is open year-round!

(April 1 - September 30)

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends and major holidays 

Winters Hours (October 1-March 30) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

For more information: Franklin Park Zoo, 1Frankin Park Road, Boston MA 02121

617-541-5466 http://www.zoonewengland.org

 

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