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Philadelphia Zoo

The Zoo's giraffe, Abigail, celebrates her third birthday on July 18, 2013. (credit: Philadelphia Zoo)

A Guide To The Philadelphia Zoo

You could easily spend a whole day at the Philadelphia Zoo, so plan your visit beforehand to squeeze in as much fun as possible.

09/17/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Phila. Zoo)

Mouth Injury Apparent Culprit in Death of Philadelphia Zoo’s Gorilla

Citing necropsy results, zoo officials say it was an accute bacterial infection that killed Jabari, one of their iconic gorillas.

09/06/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Phila. Zoo)

Jabari, Gorilla At Philadelphia Zoo, Dies At 28

The Philadelphia Zoo has announced Jabari, a 28-year-old male western lowland gorilla, died Friday afternoon.

08/09/2013

(File photo of last year's 2nd Street Festival.  Photo by Michael Fisher, micoolfish.com)

What’s Cooking on 1060: 2nd Street Fest, Strawberry Fest, and Shore Dining

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on two food-related festivals this weekend — one in Northern Liberties and one in the basement of the Comcast Center — plus a new dining spot at the Jersey shore.

08/01/2013

(Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Top Zoo And Aquarium Events In The Philadelphia Area

From educational and environmental activities to concerts and schooners, Philadelphia zoos and aquariums have it all. These are the top events in Philly this summer.

07/23/2013

The Zoo's giraffe, Abigail, celebrates her third birthday on July 18, 2013. (credit: Philadelphia Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s Young Giraffe Celebrates Third Birthday

Despite the sweltering heat, a crowd gathered to help one of the Philadelphia Zoo’s animals celebrate her birthday on Thursday.

07/18/2013

(Andy Smith, wiith some ice cream for "Jog 'n' Hog."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Ice Cream Run, Paella Classes, Craft Beers at the Zoo

This week, Hadas reports on the “Jog ‘n’ Hog” ice cream race in Yardley, Pa., a paella cooking class in Northern Liberties, and the Philadelphia Zoo’s summer ale fest.

07/18/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.11.13

Chris details the cancer diagnoses of former Phillie Darren Daulton, the newest arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo, and the changing House Republican agenda on immigration reform. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey and Comedian Joe DeRosa.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/11/2013

(Kira, the Philadelphia Zoo's new western lowland gorilla, explores her new surroundings.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Zoo Gets a Female Gorilla For Its Endangered Species Breeding Program

Kira, a female western lowland gorilla, was brought here to the Philadelphia Zoo from the Franklin Park Zoo, in Boston.

07/10/2013

(Two snow leopard cubs, born May 26th, with their mother, Maya, at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photo provided)

Philadelphia Zoo’s Snow Leopards Deliver Another Litter of Cubs

The cubs will stay at the zoo for about two years before they are moved to other zoos around the country.

06/06/2013

(The main entrance to the Philadelphia Zoo, at 34th Street and Girard Avenue.  File photo)

New Scholarship Program At Philadelphia Zoo Geared Toward Students From Poor Neighborhoods

The Philadelphia Zoo and ten colleges and universities are making an investment in students from poor neighborhoods, by developing a $1 million scholarship fund over the next 10 years.

05/26/2013

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Top Exhibits To Visit This Summer In Philadelphia

While everyone knows that Philadelphia is steeped in history, it’s also been at the forefront of culture, arts and science. Here are five summer exhibits worth visiting.

05/06/2013

(Credit: AFP/GETTY)

Top Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Philadelphia

Whether volunteering, donating or simply appreciating the great outdoors, everyone can do something to celebrate Earth Day in 2013.

04/19/2013

(Cindy, right, and Unna, at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

With Warmer Weather, Philadelphia Zoo’s Hippos Reintroduced to Outdoor Habitat

Hippopotamus expert and lead keeper Betsy Karkowski watched as the pair, Cindy and Unna, enjoyed their first dip in the outdoor pool.

04/18/2013

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Readies Its New Children’s Area For Saturday Grand Opening

The final touches are being put on the Philadelphia Zoo’s new $33.3-million children’s area, scheduled to open to the public this Saturday..

04/09/2013

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