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(Chester County Technical College High School won the top prize.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Area Schools Compete in Philadelphia Zoo Contest To Save Orangutans Worldwide

The zoo put up cash prizes for schools to create art campaigns that illustrate the connection between palm oil — an ingredient in products including snack chips, crackers, and candy — and the habitat of the orangutan.


(Tajiri.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s New Lioness Meets The Public

Friday was the public debut for a new female African lion at the Philadelphia Zoo. The hope is to breed her, to produce new lion cubs.


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

Lions And Tigers And… Traffic? Oh My!

It’s as much a sign of spring as April showers and May flowers. It’s zoo traffic, and this time of year, it causes quite a headache across the entire city.


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Best Family-Friendly Entertainers in Philadelphia

Looking for family-friendly entertainers in Philadelphia? Check out these five performers or activities that the entire family will enjoy. Whether you need someone for a birthday party or someplace to take your children, the following entertainers are sure to please.


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

Philadelphia Zoo To Construct Visitor Parking Garage at 35th and Girard

The zoo brings in 1.2 million visitors every year, and that’s a lot of cars to park.


(Makini, the Philadelphia Zoo's new lion.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

With An Eye Toward Cubs, Philadelphia Zoo Gets A New Lion

With its latest acquisition, the Philadelphia Zoo is preparing for a new generation of lions.


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Philadelphia Zoo’s New Snow Leopard Cubs Meet An Enraptured Public

The brothers were born June 9th and have since grown to about 28 pounds each.


(Credit: Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Zoo Celebrates Halloween With ‘Boo At The Zoo’

The Philadelphia Zoo celebrated Halloween early with Boo at the Zoo.


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Surgery Successful For Philadelphia Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cubs

Working with Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, zookeepers spent weeks preparing the cubs for the three-hour process, which cuts out a defective portion of the eyelid.


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New Baby Jaguar Gets First Photo Op At Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo’s new jaguar cub made his first public appearance on Wednesday.


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Philadelphia Zoo Determines Sex Of Jaguar Cub, Settles On Name

The Philadelphia Zoo’s new baby jaguar, born June 3rd to Kanga and Jutai, is a boy and his name is Lucha (pictured), which means fight in Spanish.


(The new "Treetop Trails" at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Photos by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Zoo Installs Tubes To Allow Primates To Play Nearer To Visitors

Zoo officials and visitors applauded as “Storm,” a red-capped mangaby from West Africa, became the first primate to travel “Treetop Trails.”


Thor enjoys a swim and a frozen fish treat (credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Animals At The Philadelphia Zoo Beat The Heat

In “Carnivore Kingdom” a family of giant otters were frolicking in their pool, enjoying cold fish and ice treats.


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Organization Aims To Bring More Creativity Out Of Philadelphia’s Youth

An organization that works to engage young people in creative expression is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a name change and an event for families on Sunday.


(Credit: Karin Phillips)

Hippos Find New Home Within Philadelphia Zoo

The Zoo’s Pachyderm House is being transformed into the new Children’s Zoo, so Cindy and Unna, the Zoo’s 22-year-old, 4,000 pound hippos had to move.