Zoo New Englandhttp://www.zoonewengland.org
MISSION To develop and pursue conservation, education and research programs of local and global significance; to foster an awareness and appreciation of wildlife, the environment, and the interdependence of our global ecosystem; and to serve as a community resource and recreational center. DESCRIPTION Zoo New England, the private non-profit corporation that operates the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos, is dedicated to teaching wildlife and wildland preservation through responsible management and exhibition of wildlife. The Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site located is Franklin Park which is considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System. The Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, was founded in 1905. Located on 26 acres near Spot Pond, Stone Zoo originally exhibited animals native to New England, but by the 1950s had come to feature exotic species as well. Today, Stone Zoo utilizes naturalistic exhibits, a diverse animal collection and exciting educational programming to teach not only zoology, but also ecology, geology, anthropology, and paleontology. IMPACT The Franklin Park Zoo is home to more than 210 species of animals, many of which are endangered species.