Following the death of head keeper/vet/owner Helen Schofield on 25 April 2012 (details here: http://www.zoochat.com/17/elephant-kills-woman-franklin-zoo-269075/), Franklin Zoo closed to the public, and has since announced its pemanent closure. The ZAA is assisting with the relocation of the animals to new homes. Most of the domestic animals were rehomed very quickly. Franklin Zoo's website (Franklin Zoo | Have A Wild Time) has announced details of where some of the non-domestic animals are headed, but not all animals are mentioned yet. I have listed all non-domestic species below, as well as number of individuals and where they will be/have been transferred to, where this info is available: Mammals: -Black-capped Capuchins: Main group of 12 going to Mogo Zoo, Australia in Dec 2012. Future of remaining 1.2 unclear. -Black-handed Spider Monkey: 1.0 also going to Mogo Zoo, Australia, Dec 2012. -Cotton-top Tamarins: 1.1.2, future unknown -Ring-tailed Lemurs: ?, future unknown. -Pig-tailed Macaque: 0.1, future unknown. -African Elephant: 0.1, going to a US elephant sanctuary in 2013. -Zebra: 0.2, going to Orana Park, late Nov 2012. -Bobcats: 1.1, Returned to Hamilton Zoo. Birds: -Brolga: 1.0, returned to Hamilton Zoo. -Kea: 1.1, to go to Butterfly Creek. -Emus: Sent to Altura Park. -Sun Conures: Sent to Altura Park. -Rainbow Lorikeet, Barraband, Alexandrine Lorikeet to be sent to Unitec. -Galahs, suphur crested cockatoos, corellas, musk lorikeets, red collar lorikeets, pheasants, diamond doves, love birds, Indian ring necked parakeets, gold finch and zebra finch have all found new homes with people. Amphibians: -African Clawed Frogs: ?, returned to Auckland Zoo.