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

City Council Expected To Give Final Approval For Parking Garage At Philadelphia Zoo

City Council this coming week is expected to give final approval to plans of the Philadelphia Zoo to construct a sorely-needed parking garage.

06/17/2012

(A jaguar cub plays with a scented cardboard box provided as a toy by zookeepers at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Marks Birthday Week For Its One-Year-Old Cats

Zoo visitors sang to the birthday boys — first for Lucha, a jaguar cub, and then for Dian, a snow leopard, both born at the Philadelphia Zoo, less than a week apart, last year.

06/07/2012

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The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Preview

On the second Saturday of May every year, the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta takes on two days of 120 college students and their crews from across the U.S. in an unforgettable series of boat races.

05/05/2012

(Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Popular Tourist Bus Loop Back In A Phlash

The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.

05/04/2012

(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.

04/16/2012

(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.

04/06/2012

(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.

04/06/2012

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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.

03/30/2012

(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.

02/27/2012

(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.

01/25/2012

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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.

11/17/2011

(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.

10/22/2011

(Credit: Philadelphia Zoo)

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.

10/17/2011

(Credit: Karin Phillips)

New Baby Jaguar Gets First Photo Op At Philadelphia Zoo

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

08/24/2011

(Credit: Philadelphia Zoo)

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.

08/17/2011

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