on July 14, 2002
The Philadelphia Zoo was America's first zoo. It opened in 1874.It is a fairly large facility, with a good offering of animals. There has been continuing reconstruction done in recent years to house the animals in a more natural environment. Much work has been done after the fire a few years ago. The Primate Reserve opened in 1999. It is in a nicely shaded area and usually keeps the hottest days tolerable. A treat for kids of all ages!
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