Welcoming visitors for over a century, the Franklin Park Zoo boasts a long history of animal fun. Nestled on 72 acres, it works to protect the natural world for future generations.
Known as a "wonderfully noisy exhibit," Bird's World calls one of the zoo's original 1913 buildings home. It's where you'll see dozens of fascinating birds species from around the world. A highlight includes the boat-billed herons. Stocky, these medium-sized birds boast bills as wide as their heads. They weigh about one pound and feast on fish, shrimp, and insects.
Go down under on the Outback Trail. You'll see a wide range of animals, including red kangaroos. Iconic Australian symbols, red kangaroos, live in groups of about 10 individuals. They're most active at twilight and throughout the night and spend much of this time grazing and watching for danger.
When Tiger Tales opened in 2006, it became the zoo's first tiger exhibit in 30 years. Anala was rescued from neglectful conditions, and the zoo uses her story to educate the public about illegal wildlife trafficking. She now enjoys more natural conditions, and her habitat comes complete with a stream and plenty of shade.
Head behind the scenes for a one-of-a-kind zoo adventure. Along the way, you'll meet some fascinating animals and have your questions answered by experienced educators. Depending on the tour, you may see the world's smallest fox or get up close to Chad and Amari, the zoo's tallest residents.
After a fun day at the Franklin Park Zoo, stop by a local restaurant and grab some delicious burgers. To call the Luxe at Alewife home, please contact us. We will gladly offer a tour so that you can see our apartments in Cambridge, Massachusetts firsthand.
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