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November 14, 1997 | GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
Colobus monkey Coleus holds her baby, Kiazi, at the Philadelphia Zoo yesterday. The three-week-old primate is the first colobus monkey born at the zoo.
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April 15, 2013
* IF YOU GO Hours for this weekend's grand opening of KidZooU are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The main zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. Starting Monday, KidZooU follows regular zoo opening hours. Zoo admission: $20, adults; $18, kids 2-11; free, kids younger than 2. Access to the children's zoo is free with zoo admission. It's 50 cents to feed the ducks. Parking, $15. SEPTA's Route 15 trolley and Route 38 bus will also get you there. Philadelphia Zoo, 34th Street and Girard Avenue, 215-243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org.
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April 18, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Amazing animal sculptures made from recycled material will be on display at the Philadelphia Zoo through Oct. 31. "Second Nature" features works by 12 artists from around the globe (including some from Philly) using recycled and repurposed materials, like a pink eight-foot crocodile made entirely of chewing gum. Philly artist Leo Sewell shows off his 175-pound rhinoceros sculpted from 250 silver serving trays collected from scrap piles, junk sales, and curbsides. Sculptures range from bunnies and gorillas to flowers made from a car hood.
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May 10, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Look up and see tigers, cheetahs, pumas, lions, and more felines at Philadelphia Zoo's Big Cat Crossing, which opens Saturday as part of an extension of the Zoo360 Animal Exploration trail. Visitors can look up and see some of their favorite cats walking above and around the zoo in a 330-foot-long mesh overhead passageway that extends from the zoo's First Niagara Big Cat Falls to the main visitor path. Zoo360 also has the Treetop and Great Ape exploratory trails. The zoo's trail and exploration system is the only one of its kind.
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February 27, 2014 | By Seth Zweifler, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Motuba bounded and barreled up a flight of five stairs, smacking his humongous hands on the glass window in front of him, 4-year-old Mai Phan let out a gasp. "This is a first for her," said Mai's mother, Melanie, who had taken her daughter to the Philadelphia Zoo for the day. Standing in front of them was a majestic mammal more than 10 times Mai's weight. Mai, pressing her hands on the glass, looked on as Motuba strutted, on all fours, to the center of the room. All 432 pounds of him. The Philadelphia Zoo welcomed Motuba, a 29-year-old western lowland gorilla, on Tuesday.
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February 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph T. Steuer, 63, of Blue Bell, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Philadelphia Zoo, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of brain cancer at home. Mr. Steuer's 14 years with the zoo were a period of growth and change. The institution added exhibits and visitor amenities, renewed its focus on the health and welfare of its animals, advanced the mission of wildlife conservation, and expanded its educational services. At the same time, Mr. Steuer delivered "record financial results," said the zoo's CEO, Vikram Dewan.
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October 3, 1997 | Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
Corona, the tiger cub rescued from a home in August, is doing well at the Philadelphia Zoo. He is on exhibit, having recently finished a 30-day quarantine.
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April 18, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Amazing animal sculptures made from recycled material will be on display at the Philadelphia Zoo through Oct. 31. "Second Nature" features works by 12 artists from around the globe (including some from Philly) using recycled and repurposed materials, like a pink eight-foot crocodile made entirely of chewing gum. Philly artist Leo Sewell shows off his 175-pound rhinoceros sculpted from 250 silver serving trays collected from scrap piles, junk sales, and curbsides. Sculptures range from bunnies and gorillas to flowers made from a car hood.
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April 9, 2015 | Jenelle Janci, Daily News Staff Writer
A CROCODILE made of bubblegum, a giant gorilla composed of car parts and tiny creatures carved from crayons are all trying to tell you something: Recycling is important, and our everyday actions have an effect on our friends in the animal kingdom. "Second Nature," opening Saturday, is the Philadelphia Zoo's latest feature experience. The exhibit's name holds a two-pronged meaning: Trash gets a second life in art pieces, and recycling can become "second nature" to humans. "Second Nature" is free with regular zoo admission.
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April 8, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A LINE OF TRAFFIC stretched from the Philadelphia Zoo across Center City and into New Jersey yesterday. "Yes, and we were in it," said Lee, a woman who led a group of 60 kids and 10 adults from a YMCA in Princeton, N.J. Their two-bus caravan took 2 1/2 hours to get to the zoo, then faced a serpentine line to pick up tickets to get in, said Lee, who didn't want her last name published. Zoo staff seemed ready for the crush of people, even if the roads were not. "The zoo is lively and a great place to be right now," said Dana Lombardo, zoo spokeswoman.
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March 3, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BRYANT GREENE hit his life's low point at a 2009 job fair when he was handing out his resume and saw human-resources reps recruiting prospects for the Philadelphia multimedia company that had laid him off. Greene, with a master's degree in business administration and 20 years' experience in financial management, was absorbing the shock when a guy walked up to him and said, "What would you choose if you could open your own business?" Greene laughed sarcastically and replied, "A strip club.
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February 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph T. Steuer, 63, of Blue Bell, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Philadelphia Zoo, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of brain cancer at home. Mr. Steuer's 14 years with the zoo were a period of growth and change. The institution added exhibits and visitor amenities, renewed its focus on the health and welfare of its animals, advanced the mission of wildlife conservation, and expanded its educational services. At the same time, Mr. Steuer delivered "record financial results," said the zoo's CEO, Vikram Dewan.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
WELCOME to Justin Finch , who joined CBS3 as a reporter yesterday. Finch, an Atlanta native, comes to Philly from NBC's Miami affiliate. Finch has quite the pedigree, including a degree from Cornell and a masters in journalism from Columbia University.   Iglesias supports Alex Enrique Iglesias is making lemonade out of lemons. The Latino superstar will support local nonprofit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation on his upcoming tour, donating a portion of proceeds of pre-sale tickets to the organization through Nov. 6. He is also setting aside tickets for each show for Alex's Lemonade Stand families.
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October 25, 2014 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean Kelley thinks roller coasters and haunted houses have a lot in common. "[They] share the appeal of being something that seems really dangerous, but at the same time you know you're safe," says Kelley, senior vice president and director of public programming at Eastern State Penitentiary. "Haunted houses are like that in that you feel like you're going in somewhere you shouldn't be. " This Halloween, spooky thrills aren't contained within four walls. Festivities throughout Philadelphia cater to the whole family, from date night-worthy scares and beer-boosted tours to kid-friendly excursions.
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October 18, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Put on your costume or dress as your favorite character Saturday and Sunday for the Philadelphia Zoo's Halloween extravaganza "Boo at the Zoo. " In addition to a creepy fun celebration, learn about the zoo's inhabitants at the Sustainable Palm Zone. If you want to get spooked, take a stroll through the Extinction Graveyard to learn about extinct species around the world. There will be games, goodies, treats and music. "Boo at the Zoo," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 4 p.m. after Nov. 1. Activities: $20, $18 ages 2 to 11, free members and 1 and younger.
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October 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc S. Lapayowker, 87, of Center City, a longtime radiologist and professor of radiology in the Philadelphia area, died Monday, Oct. 6, of renal failure at his home. Dr. Lapayowker joined the staff of Temple University Hospital in 1960 and remained there for 23 years. He became professor of radiology at Temple and also director of diagnostic radiology at Temple University Hospital. In 1983, Dr. Lapayowker left Temple to take a job as chairman of the department of radiology at Abington Memorial Hospital.
NEWS
October 13, 2014
If I hadn't been looking for "psychylustro" through the tinted windows of the Chestnut Hill West train, I would not have seen the helium balloon bucking at its tethers above the Philadelphia Zoo. I wouldn't have wondered about the skinny, leafless trees (like tinder, like wishbones) or imagined 19th-century factory girls behind the smashed windows of abandoned manufactories or reflected on Philadelphia's history as a generative incubator of modern graffiti. I wouldn't have thought about rail yard grass, either, or about how, despite every zooming, spewing, speeding thing, it grows.
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