Kay Buffamonte

(A jaguar cub plays with a scented cardboard box provided as a toy by zookeepers at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Marks Birthday Week For Its One-Year-Old Cats

Zoo visitors sang to the birthday boys — first for Lucha, a jaguar cub, and then for Dian, a snow leopard, both born at the Philadelphia Zoo, less than a week apart, last year.


(Tajiri.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s New Lioness Meets The Public

Friday was the public debut for a new female African lion at the Philadelphia Zoo. The hope is to breed her, to produce new lion cubs.


(Makini, the Philadelphia Zoo's new lion.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

With An Eye Toward Cubs, Philadelphia Zoo Gets A New Lion

With its latest acquisition, the Philadelphia Zoo is preparing for a new generation of lions.