Philadelphia Zoo

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

(Dedication ceremonies are held at the Philadelphia Zoo's new transportation center, which includes a parking garage.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Zoo’s New Transportation Center and Parking Garage Is Dedicated

Zoo president Vikram Dewan said that will help ease the crunch of the zoo’s 1.2 million visitors each year.

04/05/2013

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SEPTA Says Adding Train Station To Philadelphia Zoo Is A Logistical Nightmare

The Philadelphia Zoo is opening up a new parking garage on Friday, but it’s still hoping – down the road – to get a train stop there, as well.

04/03/2013

(The main entrance of the Philadelphia Zoo, at 33rd Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s Elderly Lion Euthanized After Falling Ill

The zoo says the lion, named Merlin, had fathered 11 cubs and enjoyed a long life in captivity.

02/08/2013

(The main entrance of the Philadelphia Zoo, at 33rd Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia.  File photo)

Event For Research on Rare Cancer is Saturday at Philadelphia Zoo

The 5K run begins at 9am, with the “walk and stroll” stepping off at 9:30am.

11/09/2012

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Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes A… Parking Garage

The Philadelphia Zoo is expecting a new addition. No, not a rare baby cat or gorilla but a parking garage that zoo officials say is just as important to visitors.

09/28/2012

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