Philadelphia Zoo

Kayla makes her public debut at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Newest Resident: A 200 Pound Bear

The newest arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo is getting used to her surroundings.

08/27/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo To Close Weekend Of Papal Visit

Officials say the Philadelphia Zoo will be closed the weekend of the Papal visit in Philadelphia at the end of September.

08/17/2015

Unna the hippopotamus. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Throws Birthday Celebration For Hippo

Zoo visitors sang Happy Birthday to Unna the hippopotamus.

08/13/2015

(Credit: CBS3)

Church Group To Stay At Philadelphia Zoo During Papal Visit

A group of parishioners from a church in Ridgewood, Bergen County will be sleeping on the ground inside buildings that contain insect and bird exhibits.

07/29/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo’s Intermodal Transportation Center Picks Up National Award

The International Parking Institute selected an independent panel of judges to select the Philadelphia Zoo as one seven winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.

07/12/2015

(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.

06/09/2015

(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)

Philadelphia Zoo Again Offering Free Admission For Teachers During Summer Months

If you’re an educator who also loves animals, you might want to check out an offering from the Philadelphia Zoo.

05/28/2015

(Zoo visitors watch a gorilla transiting the "Gorilla Treeway."  Photo provided by Phila. Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo Adds Gorilla Passageway To Its Overhead Animal Network

The latest, “Gorilla Treeway,” is an elevated, 300-foot outdoor passageway where the great apes can hang out and play.

05/14/2015

(IT'S MADE FROM TRASH.  A dogwood tree and butterflies, constructed from recycled materials by sculptor Peter Kimelman, is part of a display at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Art Exhibit Turns Trash Into Thought-Provoking Sculptures

It’s called “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk” — a series of animal-inspired art sculptures on the grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo, all made out of recycled materials.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

Polar Bear "Klondike" at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Local Expert Spreads Important Message On International Polar Bear Day

This is a day to think about, of course, polar bears, but also how you can help save them.

02/26/2015

(Penguins seem happy as larks despite Philadelphia's cold snap.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Some Animals Thrive in Frigid Weather, Others Manage With Some Help

Some species can endure the cold weather easily. Others not so much. But the Philadelphia Zoo makes sure all the species are kept happy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

(credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)

Hear Philly: See All Of Philly’s Top Sites, Holiday Attractions In A PHLASH

Designed as a continuous loop, Philly PHLASH allows riders to hop on and off at 20 stops, either right in front of or within steps of the city’s most popular sites.

12/15/2014

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Sustainable Holiday Gifts In Philadelphia

As you check off the names of everyone on your holiday shopping list this season, keep your carbon footprint to a minimum with these sustainable gift ideas.

12/01/2014

(photo courtesy The Philadelphia Zoo)

Father Joins Lion Cubs At Philadelphia Zoo

For many new mothers and fathers four babies all at once could cause a bit of an uproar. The male lion at the Philadelphia Zoo is slowly getting adjusted to his new family.

11/12/2014

Adventure Aquarium Comes To Franklin Square Park

Top Spots To Go With Your Family For the Weekend In Philadelphia

Finding a fun spot to take the family on the weekend is a cinch in the City of Brotherly Love.

10/25/2014

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