November 14, 1997 |
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.
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.
April 20, 2016 |
Honi, one of the Philadelphia Zoo's western lowland gorillas, is pregnant. The zoo announced Monday that the 21-year-old gorilla is expected to give birth in early fall. The baby will be the first gorilla born at the zoo in about 20 years, spokeswoman Dana Lombardo said. "Honi is doing great but, as with any pregnancy, we are carefully monitoring her health," Keith Hinshaw, the zoo's director of animal health, said in a statement. "Although this is early in the pregnancy, by using ultrasound imaging, we are able to see that the baby has a normal heartbeat, which is a very good sign.
April 18, 2015 |
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.
March 20, 2016 |
The Philadelphia Zoo's big cats exhibit has a new addition. The zoo on Friday welcomed Grom, a 7-year-old male Amur tiger, to its tiger family. Grom, who comes to Philadelphia from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the zoo's fifth Amur tiger (also known as Siberian tigers). The 300-pound male will be in the zoo's First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit only in the mornings as he adjusts to his new home. For now, the public can see him there before noon each day. Grom will turn 8 on May 11. He joins Changbai and Koosaka, sisters who were born at the Philadelphia Zoo in May 2007, and brothers Dimitri and Wiz, who were born at the Columbus Zoo in June 2012 and came to Philadelphia in January 2014.
May 10, 2014 |
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.
February 27, 2014 |
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.
July 30, 2015 |
Preschool students at the NHS Human Services facility in Kensington welcomed some four-legged classmates on Tuesday: a palm-size hedgehog, a turtle, and a spotted rabbit. And there were also a couple of two-legged friends, an Asian chicken and a stuffed toy orangutan, both which got everyone's attention. So instead of playing with building blocks or perusing picture books, the 50 or so developmentally delayed 3- to 5-year-olds gathered with their new friends for a hands-on lesson from two presenters from the Philadelphia Zoo, Toni Mosley and Maren Stinson.
September 19, 2013 |
Hello there In early January 2006, Stephanie, an animator who had recently begun writing screenplays, opened the networking section of Myspace. In theory, she was looking for another writer interested in critiquing each other's work. The more boxes she checked off in the site's search engine - within 10 miles of Philadelphia, must not smoke, must also be allergic to pets, only a social drinker - the clearer it became she was looking for romance. Up popped Matt's profile. The headline, "Lathe'd!"
September 6, 2016
ISSUE | PHILADELPHIA ZOO Birth marred by a life in captivity Rather than celebrate, I mourn for the western lowland gorilla that has just given birth to an adorable baby at the Philadelphia Zoo ("Visiting hours for baby gorilla," Thursday). How can anyone feel good when looking at this mother and child confined in a cage? Honi is unable to share its true heritage with this child. It has no opportunity to receive the embrace of its peers. If we wants to see lowland gorillas or any other wildlife, it should not be in a zoo. True, we all cannot afford safari vacations, but we can see wildlife on TV with clarity and realism.