America’s First Zoo had a first time visitor yesterday, Jeff from The Andie Summers Show on 92.5 XTU along with his wife, Emily, and her best friend, Tina, with her daughter Arya. This is a warning to you now, Arya is 18-months old and this is a CUTE ALERT.
The zoo is proud to be “An American First” which is displayed at the entrance and across their website. They expand more on the “About The Zoo” page.
Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is renowned for innovation in animal care and unwavering commitment to wildlife. A zoo of firsts, Philadelphia Zoo has been a leader since opening its historic gates on July 1, 1874. (Its charter was signed on March 21, 1859, but due to the Civil War the opening was delayed for 15 years). Responsible for the first successful orangutan and chimpanzee births in the U.S., being the first zoo in the world to build an on-site animal care center, developing the first specially-formulated foods for zoo animals, and opening the first Children’s Zoo in the U.S., Philadelphia Zoo has always been an industry leader, setting standards for animal care and guest experiences.
You can follow them on Instagram do get a daily dose of The Philadelphia Zoo or just look at Jeff’s photos below!
According to their Instagram account, they’ve got a lot to be proud of!
Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered.
You are never too old to go see the amazing animals at The Philadelphia Zoo. Be sure to check out their “award-winning animal exhibits, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, award-winning education and conservation programs.” That was our biggest surprise was the care for the animals that was taken.
You can check them out between 9:30am and 5pm, seven days a week and make sure to let us know if you go!