I’m taking a photography class and needed to practice taking portraits. The gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo proved to be agreeable subjects.
Franklin Park Zoo is part of the large Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park on the border between Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. It’s a popular destination for local families. Although it’s not a particularly great zoo compared to others I visited, it does have some strong points. One is the African Lion exhibit, once home to the late & lamented Christopher whose roars echoed through the city, and now home to the brothers Dinari and Kamaia. The premier exhibit is the Tropical Forest which is home to a troop of gorillas including the baby Azize born last May. The Franklin Farm contains a petting zoo, and we’re eagerly awaiting the opening of the new children’s zoo Nature’s Neighborhoods.
Post for “Z” in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Christopher, the lion at Franklin Park Zoo whose roars could be heard throughout the park died yesterday. He was a family favorite. Here are a couple of photos to remember him by.