Latest Franklin Park Zoo Stories

2013-05-02 23:22:00

Boston´s Franklin Park and Stone Zoos to host Global Premiere of Jeff Corwin narrated custom audio tours for their visitors. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Today, JeffCorwinConnect Inc (JCC) co-founder and Emmy Award-winning TV host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin introduced his pioneering interactive audio tours, “Jeff Corwin´s Wild Adventures” at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. More than 650,000 visitors of all ages will now have the...

2008-11-07 09:05:00

Officials with a Boston zoo said a western lowland gorilla was doing well after being put under anesthesia for a colonoscopy and other tests. Zoo New England, which operates the Franklin Park Zoo, said the 36-year-old gorilla, Gigi, was put under anesthesia and submitted to the tests after suffering digestive problems and failing to respond to treatment as well as veterinarians had expected, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Thursday. "We did not find anything abnormal. While the colonoscopy looked...

2008-06-26 18:02:36

Officials at a Boston zoo have brought two African wattled cranes together, hoping they will reproduce. Kotze and Pepe were put in a joint exhibit at the Franklin Park Zoo on Memorial Day. So far, the two have shown little interest in each other, the Boston Globe reports. The female, Kotze, did a mating dance Wednesday as a reporter watched. But she aimed her ardor at the zoo's curator, Fred Beall. That's not what I want, Beall said. That's what they should be doing to each other....

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