Philadelphia Zoo

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John McDevitt
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There’s something new at the Philadelphia Zoo. It’s known as the Wild Works ropes course and its 34 feet high. At first glance the new attraction looks a lot like a roller coaster. You have to buckle up in a climbing harness as you cross bridges, balance on ropes and...
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Visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo can use a zoo key to unlock audio story books from these book boxes.
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John McDevitt
April 04, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoo is unlocking memories and making new ones with the return of the iconic souvenir key and audio story book boxes. The keys now are made from recycled plastic and come in the shapes of red and purple lions, bears and gorillas. Members get green...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There will soon be a new lunch spot in Philadelphia where you can be at one with nature, right in the middle of the city. Urban Green at the Philadelphia Zoo adds an open-air marketplace designed to provide healthy food options in a chill environment. Groundswell...
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Remember the zoo key at the Philadelphia Zoo? It' coming back.
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John McDevitt
February 13, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Remember the Zoo Key at the Philadelphia Zoo? It's coming back. The Zoo Key program started at the Philadelphia Zoo in the early '60s and ended in the early 2000s. Guests would activate an educational recording with the animal-shaped key at a box in front of an...
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Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly - domestic rats - demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the zoo's Children's zoo and education center.
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John McDevitt
January 31, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you ever been unsure which recycle receptacle to throw your trash into? The Philadelphia Zoo has some green rats that may be able to help you. Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly — domestic rats — demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the children's...
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The Philadelphia Zoo held a big birthday bash for one of its popular residents, and it was more than just a party.
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John McDevitt
January 23, 2019 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoo held a big birthday bash for one of its popular residents, and it was more than just a party. Those gathered sang "happy birthday" to Motuba, a 425-pound silverback western lowland gorilla, who turned 34 years old. Happy 34th birthday to western...
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Kayla, a 6-year-old sloth bear. Last month, Kayla was showing signs that she may be pregnant.
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John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 11:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bear cub born at the Philadelphia Zoo this week did not survive. Last month, Kayla, a 6-year-old sloth bear, was showing signs that she may be pregnant. RELATED: Philadelphia Zoo shares exciting news about its newest resident Andy Baker, with the zoo, said keepers...
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John McDevitt
December 20, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoo has debuted its newest resident and made a special announcement Thursday. Thee 300-pound Andean bear named Joaquin is getting used to his new home. "He came to us from the Good Zoo, in Wheeling West Virginia,” said Lauren Etkins, the zoo’s lead...
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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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