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Philadelphia Zoo

The first soon in the US, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare or endangered. 

www.philadelphiazoo.org

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 Swan boats waiting to be rented on the zoo's lake

Swan boats waiting to be rented on the zoo's lake

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 Contrary to popular belief, the necks of Somali Giraffes only feature seven vertebrae

Contrary to popular belief, the necks of Somali Giraffes only feature seven vertebrae

 Chapmans's Zebras are a subspecies of the plains zebra

Chapmans's Zebras are a subspecies of the plains zebra

 The Polar Bear did not feel like smiling for the camera

The Polar Bear did not feel like smiling for the camera

 The Sloth Bear enjoys a brown-bag lunch

The Sloth Bear enjoys a brown-bag lunch

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 In the past 25 years, the populations of the Western Lowland Gorilla has been reduced by half due to poaching and disease.

In the past 25 years, the populations of the Western Lowland Gorilla has been reduced by half due to poaching and disease.

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 Orangutans play at the zoo. Less than 6,600 remain in the wild.

Orangutans play at the zoo. Less than 6,600 remain in the wild.

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 Meerkat

Meerkat

 Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset

 The view from the Zoo Balloon, which rises 400 feet above the ground to show a breathtaking view of Philadelphia and beyond

The view from the Zoo Balloon, which rises 400 feet above the ground to show a breathtaking view of Philadelphia and beyond