Kira, a female western lowland gorilla, was brought here to the Philadelphia Zoo from the Franklin Park Zoo, in Boston.
The cubs will stay at the zoo for about two years before they are moved to other zoos around the country.
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.
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.
Whether volunteering, donating or simply appreciating the great outdoors, everyone can do something to celebrate Earth Day in 2013.
Hippopotamus expert and lead keeper Betsy Karkowski watched as the pair, Cindy and Unna, enjoyed their first dip in the outdoor pool.
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..
Zoo president Vikram Dewan said that will help ease the crunch of the zoo’s 1.2 million visitors each year.
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.
The zoo says the lion, named Merlin, had fathered 11 cubs and enjoyed a long life in captivity.
The 5K run begins at 9am, with the “walk and stroll” stepping off at 9:30am.
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.
One cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia doesn’t just monitor human hearts.
The 200-foot Great Ape Trail debuted to the public on Thursday morning. The zoo’s orangutans, Tua and Batu, have been trying it out for several days.
KYW’s Hadas Kuznits finds out about the Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Fest, a new Japanese restaurant in Manayunk, and a “secret” dinner event for thousands!