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Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia

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A premier zoo for animal breeding, Philadelphia Zoo is known for the variety of primate species that live there. The Rare Animal Conservation Center offers an up-close view of rare species and features interactive graphics. In other areas you'll view the antics of otters and red pandas, as well as the grace of big cats. Take time to visit the aviaries, which teem with feathered friends. You'll be able to spot the zoo anywhere in the city--the Zooballoon, a tethered balloon that floats high above the skyline, marks its location. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Philadelphia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Philadelphia Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was a family trip while given a break in treatment. It's hard to believe this zoo is right in Philadelphia.  more »
  • The Philadelphia Zoo is geared to all from a hot air balloon ride to a swan boat ride My grandchildren had so much fun to see and do The cages that let the animals walk from one side to another are am...  more »
  • I the child ended up in Philadelphia, and we need to be somewhere 5:00) looked fun in this city, and it was decided to go to the Zoo, we went on foot, across town), first passed through the area of Drexel university, it is possible to write separately, unforgettable, these student dormitories, with some special spirit and aura, (like in the movies) drawing on the students ... And very pretty, with centuries-old trees on both sides. a pleasant walk turned out! It was a rainy day, and people so in the Zoo almost wasn't. Kaka's purity, immediately and portray a post-Soviet zoos where the stink, filth and half-starved animals. ... (And here-bears swim not just and transparent, as in the blue water! Peacocks roam freely throughout the territory freely, zaprygivaja in aviaries to turtles, kozlikam, and so forth) giraffes, Tigers stunned too. And most importantly, I repeat, there is no smell! And because it is compact, does not get tired from walking and at the same time, you see plenty of groomed animals and get pleasure. Recommend!
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  • A good place to spend a holiday among the other creatures that share our planet. There are a lot of exhibits and to me, the animals looked healthy and a few even looked happy like the lioness. I had booked my parking online so that I could park close to the entrance. I got in through the Frog lot which can be a little confusing at times if you miss the turn. Everything else was pretty easy and well organized. We managed to cover the entire park and the animal keepers were all friendly and enlightening. Enjoyed my trip altogether.
  • The Philadelphia Zoo does an exceptional job and keeping both the animals and the zoo patrons happy. Their new Zoo360 app is awesome, as well as the Zoo360 tunnels. How cool that you can see tigers roaming above you as you walk throughout the zoo!! It really is an incredible experience. Their new beer garden is such a fun addition to the zoo.
  • America's first zoo. I've been going there for over 40 years and just keeps getting better. Great for all ages. Plenty of amenities. Yet, needs to add device charging stations, because you'll want to take lots of pictures.
  • Beautiful animals, wonderful staff... Attended their Educator's Night on 8/23/2016, where the zoo was open to educators only from 5 - 8 pm. It was a beautiful night, the zoo wasn't packed, and the animals were almost all out and about. The zoo is spotlessly maintained and the animals appear very well cared for. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Many of the food concessions were closed but those that were open served good food at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend the soft ice cream in the waffle cone. I definitely plan on coming back, and would recommend the zoo for a class trip or family with children.
  • Such a beautiful zoo. Love seeing all the animals especially the baby gorilla. It's neat how they have so much space for their animals and how zoo keepers answer your questions. Beware of parking prices, it cost $20. Next time I go, I may just park at the park across the bridge, just park at your own risk.