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Philadelphia Zoo

(Tajiri, with two of her four cubs born in June.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Four Philadelphia-Born Lion Cubs About To Make Their Public Debut

The cubs’ genders are not yet known.

09/05/2014

(Birthday girl Unna, center, leads fellow hippo Cindy to their pool at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Another Philadelphia Zoo Hippo Turns 25

Birthday girl Unna, who just turned 25, led the way to her pool party as she and her roommate, Cindy, went for a swim.

08/07/2014

(Keith Garabedian, standing in the Headhouse Shambles, holds the coveted "People's Champ" trophy to be awarded on Saturday at the "Dog Days of Summer" competition.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Hot Dogs, Tacos, and Beer

A hot dog festival and a beer festival take place, separately, on Saturday, July 19th, and a new taco restaurant opens in Manayunk the following Monday.

07/17/2014

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Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes First African Lion Cubs Since 1996

On Monday, the Zoo announced its four-year-old African lion, Tajiri, had given birth to four cubs.

07/07/2014

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Philadelphia Zoo Hosts National Eating Disorder Association Walk

One-thousand people are expected to take part in The National Eating Disorder Association’s walk at the Philadelphia Zoo tomorrow morning.

05/31/2014

(HOW 'BOUT A BIG, TOOTHY SMILE?  Visitors watch and photograph big cats as they move through the Philadelphia Zoo's overhead trail enclosures, dubbed "Zoo 360."  Photo by John McDevitt)

Residents and Visitors Both Enjoying Philadelphia Zoo’s New Flyover Enclosures

The Philadelphia Zoo continues to work on a network of see-through trails, allowing animals to move long distances through — and above — its campus.

05/07/2014

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Walkabout At Philadelphia Zoo To Raise Awareness Of Little-Known Disease

Sjogren’s the second most prevalent autoimmune disorder in the U.S.

04/06/2014

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Top Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Philadelphia

If you love animals, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in Philadelphia.

03/30/2014

African American Museum exhibit (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

STAMP Pass Helps Youths Connect With Arts And Culture

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is kicking off its latest effort to get teenagers excited about the city’s arts and culture scene.

03/15/2014

(Motuba, a western lowlands gorilla, ignores a "welcome" cake made for him by zoo personnel from monkey chow and vegetables.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Shows Off Its Newly Acquired Stud Gorilla

His name is Motuba. He’s 29 years old and weighs 432 pounds.

02/25/2014

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Philadelphia Schoolchildren Make Video Plea On Behalf Of Critically Endangered Species

The request is an entry in this year’s Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Unless Contest at the Philadelphia Zoo.

02/19/2014

(Philadelphia Zoo. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Hear Philly: Valentine’s Weekend Fun At The Philadelphia Zoo

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend then with your significant other, family and over 1,000 animals?

02/14/2014

File Photo (credit:  John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Officials Already Have Summer Camps In Sight

Folks at the Zoo have already opened registration for their summer camp.

02/02/2014

(Philadelphia Zoo. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Phila. Zoo Joins In Next Week’s Celebration of ‘Penguin Awareness Day’

“I think a common misconception is that they all live in the snow and ice,” says Dr. Aliza Baltz, curator of birds at the Philadelphia Zoo.

01/16/2014

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Animals Outside At Philadelphia Zoo Cope With Frigid Temps

The Philadelphia Zoo is open this weekend — despite the region’s deep freeze — and there are a lot of hands on deck to ensure safety for the animals, staff and visitors.

01/04/2014

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