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September 9, 2014

Cuteness Alert: Four African Lion Cubs Debut At The Philadelphia Zoo And Are Now On View At Big Cat Falls

The Philadelphia Zoo is now home to four new furry friends: lion cubs that made their debut on Friday, September 5. Born to the zoo’s four-year-old Tajiri and five-year-old Makini on June 25 and 26, the four cubs are named Mali, Kataba, Sabi and Msinga. The cubs’ names were chosen by the public through an […]

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July 11, 2014

The Dog Days Of Summer Festival In Chestnut Hill Brings Dog-Centric Activities To The Spotlight, This Sunday, July 13

Bring Fido to Chestnut Hill on Sunday, July 13 as the neighborhood hosts its first-ever Dog Days of Summer festival. From noon to 4 p.m., activities for both humans and their dogs fill the avenue — on Germantown and Highland avenues in Chestnut Hill. Look forward to crafts, face painting, caricature artists, music (from DJ […]

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June 19, 2014

Video Interlude: The Philadelphia Zoo’s First-Ever Black-Footed Kittens Make Their Public Debut

  Major cute alert! The Philadelphia Zoo is now home to three black-footed cat kittens named Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion — Game of Thrones fans, you might recognize those names. Housed within the Carnivore Kingdom at The Zoo, the kittens were born in April and are the first black-footed cat kittens ever to be born […]

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October 15, 2013

Boo At The Zoo Mixes A Trip To The Philadelphia Zoo With Halloween Fun For Two Weekends This Month, October 19-20 And 26-27

The Philadelphia Zoo gets a little creepy (but not too creepy) for the next two weekends in celebration of its annual Boo at the Zoo event, slated for October 19 to 20, and 26 to 27. While visiting the zoo’s animals and attractions, visitors can get in the spooky spirit by donning impressive Halloween costumes […]

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May 8, 2013

Pay A Visit To Mighty Mike, A 14-Foot Long And 800-Pound Alligator At The Adventure Aquarium

With the exception of alligators on display in Florida, the biggest alligator on display in the U.S. is currently right in our backyard at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium. Mighty Mike is shocking children and adults alike all spring and summer long. Mighty Mike weighs in at more than 800 pounds and boasts a stature of 14 […]

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January 31, 2013

Paleopalooza, A Weekend Exploring Dinosaur Fossils, Is Back At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, February 16 And 17

On Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ popular weekend-long event, Paleopalooza is back. Paleopalooza brings the world of fossils to attendees. Guests will get an exclusive look at a large collection of dinosaur, reptile and other fossils. Learn about dinosaurs extinction and have all of your dinosaur-related questions answered […]

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December 20, 2012

Academy Of Natural Sciences Brings Back “All Star Week,” Featuring A Different Fun Exhibit Each Day From December 27-30

Discover why The Academy of Natural Sciences is the forerunner in innovative exhibits and exciting educational programs in biology with “All-Star Week,” December 27-30. Experience the academy’s MVPs during this four-day event as visitors are treated to their favorite attractions with live animal shows, museum specimens, craft making and storytelling. Check out the schedule: Dinosaur […]

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October 25, 2012

Rachael Ray Visits The Philadelphia Zoo; Check It Out On Her Show Tomorrow, October 26

Philadelphia’s restaurants and chefs aren’t the only TV stars. In tomorrow’s episode of the Rachael Ray Show, the Philadelphia Zoo gets a nationally televised moment of glory. The subject of the show is crossing one thing off your bucket list, and Rachael’s item is becoming a zookeeper for the day. She headed to the Philadelphia […]

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October 3, 2012

Greensgrow Farms To Host Its Fifth Annual Fall Festival This Saturday, October 6: Food Trucks, Sustainable Demos, Farm Animals, Craft Bazaar, Live Music And More

Greensgrow Farms in Kensington is recognized as the leading urban farm in the nation, and its Subaru Fall Festival this Saturday, October 6 is likely to do its all-star standing justice. Events include a chili competition from 1-3 p.m. where you make your taste buds be the judge of the best chili in Philadelphia. Kids […]

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January 25, 2012

The Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Its Latest Animal Addition, Makini, An African Lion

The Philadelphia Zoo just welcomed another adorable animal with the arrival of African lion Makini at the First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit. Makini means “dignity” in Swahili-African dialect. This big (read: giant) cat, born in March 2009 came from the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum. Word is that he’s settling nicely into his new […]

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