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Philadelphia Zoo

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Sloth Bear Cubs Make Their Adorable Debut at the Philadelphia Zoo — and They Need Names

Back in January, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 10-year-old sloth bears Kayla and Bhalu gave birth to two cubs. It was the first time a pair of […]

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Philadelphia Zoo’s LumiNature Returns to Light Up the Holidays

The zoo’s holiday lights are back for the season. More than a million lights, to be more precise, turn the Philadelphia Zoo into LumiNature when […]


Where to Eat Near Philly’s Classic Tourist Destinations

No matter how confused we may feel when we see people standing in line for the Liberty Bell in 88-degree heat (presumably because they watched […]

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A Great Dane, a Cat and a Tiger Mural Took Over This Backyard Engagement Photo Shoot

We admit it. We’re suckers for a proposal, wedding — anything, really — featuring our four-legged friends in all their furry glory. And we’re not […]

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The Day the Great Apes Died: The Legacy of the 1995 Philadelphia Zoo Fire

It was Christmas Eve — December 24, 1995 — and it had snowed in Philadelphia, big soft flakes floating through wintry skies and drifting to the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Zoo Goes Greener

Happy National Pollinator Week! Pollination is how you and I and everything we eat got here, more or less, so it’s definitely worth celebrating. And […]

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The Zoo Will Turn Into a Magical Holiday Lights Wonderland in November

The Philadelphia Zoo has been crushing it lately. If the goal was to take it from a popular spot for tots in strollers and turn it […]

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Get a Bird’s-Eye View of the Philadelphia Zoo From Its New Zip Line and Ropes Course

My oh my, what a wonderful day: The Philadelphia Zoo is getting a zip line. Yes, on Tuesday, May 7th, the zoo’s debuting a new […]

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Urban Green, the Philadelphia Zoo’s New Beer Garden, Is Now Open

Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo debuted Urban Green, its new dining space. The outdoor food marketplace, designed by Groundswell Design Group — the folks behind […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: OMG, Zoo Keys Are Back!

Somewhere in our house, we’ve still got it: the elephant-shaped Zoo Key we bought on our third-grade field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. The key you […]

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Escaped Zoo Peacocks That Caused Scene on I-76 Are Still on the Lam

Four peacocks with a taste for adventure caused quite a scene on I-76 on Wednesday evening when they stopped traffic after escaping from the grounds […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Tiny Tiger’s Reprieve

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Philadelphia Zoo Announces Successful Emergency Gorilla Birth

After 24 painstaking hours, Kira was still in labor at the Philadelphia Zoo. Staff had noticed that the 17-pound Western lowland gorilla was in the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Coldilocks Had a Birthday

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It’s Official: The Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Has a Name

With overwhelming interest and participation in naming our newborn gorilla, the global community has voted to name the newborn “Amani” honoring an orphaned gorilla at […]