Philadelphia Zoo

(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

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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

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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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Worker Dies After Being Pinned Under Golf Cart At Philadelphia Zoo

According to police, a maintenance worker at the Philadelphia Zoo has died after being pinned under a heavy-duty golf cart.

09/29/2014

(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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