Philadelphia Zoo

Sloth bears at the Philadelphia Zoo
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Rachel Kurland
January 09, 2020 - 1:02 pm
A sloth bear cub was born at the zoo in December — the first healthy sloth bear born at the Philadelphia Zoo since 1997. Read more here.
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A 35-foot talking polar bear greets Philadelphia Zoo visitors in a new holiday event
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John McDevitt
November 24, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Luminature is a massive light show at the Philadelphia Zoo with projections, music and colorful lights showcasing the magnificence and diversity of our planet.
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Wizard and Witches Festival in Chestnut Hill.
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Holli Stephens
October 18, 2019 - 5:00 am
Now that we’ve neared the middle of the season, it’s time for the spooky and scary to make their debut. Witches and wizards from the Harry Potter canon take over Chestnut Hill once again, and Boo at the Zoo returns with a trick-or-treat safari — just don’t tell the Sanderson sisters.
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John McDevitt
September 11, 2019 - 9:05 pm
The Philadelphia Zoo extends much further than the 42 acres in West Philadelphia, doing conservation work all over the world.
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PECO Primate Reserve party
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John McDevitt
July 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1995, a devastating fire claimed the lives of 23 endangered primates at the Philadelphia Zoo. Since then, world-renowned exhibits and programs were created in its place, a collaboration between the zoo and PECO. Now 20 years later, the PECO Primate Reserve is...
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John McDevitt
June 15, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Lions, tigers and beers. One of the Philadelphia Zoo's biggest fundraising efforts takes place next weekend. The Philadelphia Zoo's annual Summer Ale Festival returns on Saturday June 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. "Festival goers can just go wild for craft beer and cider,"...
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Three new adorable penguin chicks hatched at the Philadelphia Zoo are not only attracting attention; they're helping to get the word out about the importance of conservation and keeping animals in the wild from becoming extinct.
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John McDevitt
May 30, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three new adorable penguin chicks hatched at the Philadelphia Zoo are not only attracting attention - they're helping to get the word out about the importance of conservation and keeping animals in the wild from becoming extinct. Penguin point has three new Humboldt...
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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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Kristen Waldron
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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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