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Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia (PA), 19104, United States

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(215) 243-1100

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About Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered.
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Mission By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats.
Description Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Gorillas, polar bears, African lions, Amur tigers, a white rhino, giraffes and more call this oasis home. As Philadelphia’s leading cultural destination the Zoo boasts award-winning exhibits such as Zoo360, KidZooU, KeyBank Big Cats Falls, McNeil Avian Center, and PECO Primate Reserve.

Zoo360 is a one of a kind animal exploration system that allows small primates, great apes, big cats and now meerkats to travel and discover the Zoo’ s campus.

KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center offers displays and hands-on learning along with and rare and unusual goats, sheep, chickens, mini horses and ducks for toddlers to tweens. KidZooU changes the Zoo experience for both animals and guests alike. The outdoor exhibit area includes a 400-foot trail for rare sheep and goats, and a “goat bridge” built above the KidZooU entrance. While the goats scale their own supersize tower, children can climb a parallel structure. Indoors, families will marvel at a world teeming with coral reef fish, colorful parakeets, desert ants, and other extraordinary animals. Interactive exhibits show visitors how saving energy and recycling can help save wildlife. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. As the region’s leading family destination, the Zoo welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors last year and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

For more information on the Philadelphia Zoo or to purchase tickets, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org.
Founded March 21, 1859
  • 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia (PA), 19104, United States
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