Philadelphia Zoo

Boo at the Zoo
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John McDevitt
October 12, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the first weekend of the season when the Philadelphia Zoo gets spooky once again. The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting its annual Halloween-themed Boo at the Zoo extravaganza for the next three weekends. VOLUNTEERS WANTED! We are still looking for volunteers for this...
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"Batu," a Sumatran orangutan
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John McDevitt
October 11, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Zoo threw a birthday party on Thursday for a member of its family. Not only was it a day of fun, but it was educational too. "Batu," a Sumatran orangutan, was born at the Philadelphia Zoo nine years ago. Guests and members of the zoo staff watched as...
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toi the female Red-shanked Douc Langur.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
September 21, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A rare primate has been euthanized at the Philadelphia Zoo. Toi, a 21-year-old female Red-shanked Douc Langur, was put down because of a variety of age-related illnesses. The monkey, endangered in the wild, was the last of its species in all of North America. Dr...
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Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest, a beer festival featuring more than 100 brews from nearly 50 breweries.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Calling all beer lovers — actually, bear lovers. Well, both. If you like animals and beer, the Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a fundraiser Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for a 21-and-over crowd. Tickets are still available for OktoBEARfest , a beer festival featuring more...
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The Philadelphia Zoo
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John McDevitt
June 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There will be all kinds of hops at the Philadelphia Zoo this weekend, from the animated animals to the sudsy brews. The Philadelphia Zoo will be closing at 3 p.m. Saturday to get ready for one of its annual fundraisers later that evening. Tickets are still available...
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Baby giraffe Beau was born nine days ago, the first time a giraffe has been born at the Philadelphia Zoo in seven years.
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John McDevitt
June 19, 2018 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Words cannot describe how adorable the Philadelphia Zoo's newest member is, so visitors opted for a communal "awww." Baby giraffe Beau was born nine days ago, the first time a giraffe has been born at the Philadelphia Zoo in seven years. Momma giraffe Stella still...
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The new space, called Penguin Point, is the former home of the polar bear habitat.
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John McDevitt
June 14, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The colony of penguins at the Philadelphia Zoo have a new spacious enclosure, complete with a pool and waterfall. The 22 Humboldt penguins occupy Penguin Point, the former home of the polar bear habitat. Humboldt penguins are warm weather penguins native to the west...
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These two peacocks were located and safely collected by the Philadelphia Zoo.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
June 01, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two missing peacocks from the Philadelphia Zoo have been located in Fairmount Park. The search continues for the third. A tip sent in to a special email address — [email protected] — led a team from the zoo to the equestrian center in Fairmount Park, where they...
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peacock
John McDevitt
May 31, 2018 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several peacocks from the Philadelphia Zoo that were spotted walking along the shoulder of I-76 Wednesday night near the Girard Avenue Exit remain on the loose. The zoo said the birds are part of a larger free-roaming flock. The peacocks have exited the zoo gates in...
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Philadelphia Zoo water bottle refill station
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 25, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Zoo has six new filtered water bottle filling stations for visitors to use. It's an effort conserve water and reduce waste. Water bottle filling stations are at various locations on the zoo's campus. "We are really encouraging our guests to bring...
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