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Go Eagles! March 18, 2018

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Remember the Super Bowl? About six weeks ago, right before my shoulder surgery, we drove south to Philadelphia the day before their Super Bowl victory parade. The Philadelphia Zoo  was all decked out in green and white ‘go eagles’ banners and while the crowd was sparse (it was a bitter cold day) everyone was jubilant over their victory.

Philadelphia Zoo – Spring 2016 April 30, 2016

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11/7/14

The Philadelphia Zoo is one of my favorite zoos. I love their collection of amazing animals many of whom you can see playing and running or just sitting above your head in their Tree Top Trails and Zoo 360 animal exploration trails. It is a concept that is enriching for both the animals and the visitor.  A special shout out to friends Sheila and Jerry (and Tony the rhino) who made this visit even more memorable.PHILLY4.16

Philadelphia Zoo – Autumn 2015 November 15, 2015

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11/11/15

A midweek trip south to the Philadelphia Zoo was well worth the two hour drive. We had the zoo mostly to ourselves and all of the animals were awake and active. The Philadelphia Zoo never disappoints.PHILZOO2015

Philadelphia Zoo – Fall 2014 November 9, 2014

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Lion CubsThe occasional Friday road trip gang piled into a car this week and visited the Philadelphia Zoo.  Their four little lion cubs were the big draw for me and the Philadelphia Zoo never disappoints. Their tree-top trail theme has expanded to include larger primates and now the big cats also have access to this great enrichment.  There is nothing quite as thrilling looking up to see a gorgeous tiger overhead, licking his chops.  They are in the process of building an overhead trail for the gorillas too. We will be back. PHILZOO11.2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq4HjpoHxkk

Philadelphia Zoo – Fall 2103 September 29, 2013

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squirrel monkeyThree fun-filled days in Philadelphia this week combined art, history and of course, the Philadelphia Zoo.  The weather was perfect and the zoo never disappoints.  This visit introduced us to their adorable five month old snow leopard cubs and their recently completed outdoor treetop trail and great ape trail. The new KidsZoo looked like lots of fun.  An easy day trip if you are coming from the NYC area.  I encourage you to visit.

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Flip, Flap and Fly April 7, 2013

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Red-Crested TuracoToday’s beautiful animals were all photographed at my favorite zoo, the Central Park Zoo. Enjoy!

Tomorrow, April 8th, is Zoo Lover’s Day.
– It is estimated that over 600 million people visit zoos each year.
– There are more than 2,800 zoos and aquariums in the world.
– Germany has more zoos than any other country – 414!
– The US has more than 350 zoos. The total number of AZA accredited zoos and aquariums is 221.
– Over 30 US zoos have more than 1 million visitors a year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the most with 9.5 million visitors each year.
– The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in the US. It opened on July 1, 1874.
– The oldest running zoo in the world is the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn. It was founded in 1752.
– With over 1,500 species, Germany’s Berlin Zoo has the largest variety of animals in any zoo in the world.
– The largest zoo in the US is Red McCombs Wildlife with over 12,500 acres.

Why not go out and visit your favorite Zoo, enjoy the outdoors and see some amazing animals?

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The Philadelphia Zoo February 3, 2013

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SifakaWe took a mini-zoocation south to the Philadelphia Zoo on one of the coldest days of the season.  We essentially had the entire zoo to ourselves. It was a great day filled with wonderfully active animals and we caught sight of our first Prehensile-tailed  porcupine baby, called a porcupette.  Check out the video below today’s montage. If you subscribe to my weekly photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch today’s video selection and see the adorable porcupette and it’s parents.

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Spring at the Philadelphia Zoo April 1, 2012

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My zoocation pal, Mary Schwalm, drove down to NYC for a very busy local mini-zoocation. One of our journeys took us to the Philadelphia Zoo.  We got to see their year old gibbon baby, 10 month old snow leopard cubs, new female lion and fast growing jaguar cub (that we saw last October) as well as a two month old adorable sifaka baby. Enjoy the photos and my video of the breeding Victoria Crowned Pigeons that were seen at the McNeil Avian Center. (If you subscribe to my weekly Sunday photos (and get them in your in-box) you are probably not able to view my videos from your inbox image.  Just scroll up and click on the Blue link (which is the name of today’s send) and it will take you back to my ‘While at the Zoo’ website where you can watch the video selection.)