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Saturday, July 13: Franklin Park Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. (last daytime admission ticket sold at 2:00 p.m.) in preparation for our Brew at the Zoo event. Please plan your visit accordingly!

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African lion

African Lion

Kalahari Kingdom

Even before you reach Kalahari Kingdom, you may hear our African lion's rumbling roars echoing far beyond his habitat, a call almost impossible to resist. Climb into a “crashed” land rover and come nose-to-nose with a lion sniffing around the hood of your car; exchange glances with this magnificent beast through a glass at a ranger station, or peek at him from across a moat as he soaks up the sun.

Get to know Franklin Park Zoo’s kori bustard M’guu on your next visit. M’guu was received as an egg from the Smithsonian National Zoo and was hatched and reared at Zoo New England in 2003.

Then make your way to our red river hog exhibit. These shapely swine will capture your hearts with their striking features and curious personalities.

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