Philadelphia Zoo

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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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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