• Boston October 13, 2023 2:58 pm

    Boston's zoo has new residents, and they're dog-gone adorable

    A pair of endangered wild dogs has joined the pack at Franklin Park Zoo, the first time the species has been at the Boston institution in eight years. African painted dogs Madikwe and Moremi, 6-year-old sisters, are on display at the zoo in the former hyena habitat, the zoo said Friday. “These animals are incredible ambassadors for their species, and…

  • Franklin Park Zoo September 3, 2023 5:45 pm

    14-year old beloved lion at Boston zoo dies

    Kamaia, a 14-year-old lion at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, was humanely euthanized on Saturday following a decline in health, Zoo New England announced on Sunday. According to Zoo New England, Kamaia had battled several health issues, including pneumonia, as well as chronic health issues. Kamaia underwent successful surgery and blood transfusion from his brother Dinari back in June. An...

  • Dorchester September 3, 2023 8:45 pm

    21-year-old man arrested in fatal shooting near zoo in Dorchester

    Boston police arrested a man Sunday in connection to a fatal shooting in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. 21-year-old Mikai Thomson, of Dorchester, is accused of fatally shooting a 22-year-old man late Saturday night on Old Road and Michigan Avenue. Police responded to the reported gunfire near the Franklin Park Zoo around 11:41 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the...

  • Sponsored Content August 15, 2023 3:37 pm

    ‘Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience' now on at the Franklin Park Zoo

    The 4th annual Boston Lights Experience is now open at the Franklin Park Zoo. Presented by National Grid, the event features various themes of custom-made lanterns, including dragons, jellyfish, crystals, and so much more that make the experience a perfect family-friendly outing.

  • Franklin Park Zoo July 26, 2023 5:39 pm

    New giraffe calf born at Franklin Park Zoo

    There’s a new baby in Boston and he’s a big one. The Franklin Park Zoo in Boston announced the birth of a Masai giraffe calf on Wednesday. The male calf made his grand entrance into the world on July 14, standing tall at an impressive 6 feet and weighing 184 pounds.  The calf wasted no time after being born and…

  • Franklin Park Zoo June 11, 2023 10:44 am

    Lion at Boston zoo recovering from surgery, brother's blood transfusion

    Kamaia, a 14-year-old lion at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, underwent successful surgery and blood transfusion on Friday, the zoo said. Kamaia, received blood from his brother Dinari, also 14. Dinari had to go through a short procedure in order to collect blood for the transfusion. An exam had discovered that Kamaia was severely anemic and had a greatly enlarged spleen….

  • Franklin Park Zoo June 11, 2023 9:35 am

    Lion at Franklin Park Zoo Undergoes Successful Surgery

    The Franklin Park Zoo said Kamaia the lion underwent a successful splenectomy and also received a blood transfusion from his brother, Dinari.

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