Zoo360 Animal Exploration Trails

When you move around the Zoo, the Zoo moves around you.

Zoo360 benefits our animals by:

  • Providing more opportunities for long-distance travel
  • Offering greater variety in their environments
  • Increasing their ability to determine their own experiences

Animals at the Philadelphia Zoo are on the move like never before. With the new animal exploration trail experience called Zoo360, a campus-wide network of see-through mesh trails affords more opportunities for animals to roam around and above Zoo grounds.

This is another first—both at America’s first zoo and in the world—and continues the Zoo’s commitment to excellence in animal care and to inspiring guests to conservation action.

Zoo360 currently consists of three trails: Treetop Trail, Great Ape Trail and soon, Big Cat Crossing (with more on the way!). The trails link existing animal habitats, so animals with similar habitat requirements can use one another’s spaces in a time-sharing system and take advantage of more room to roam. New destination exhibits will be coming in future years as well, designed to accommodate all of the species that would use each trail type.

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Trails

Big Cat Crossing

The newest extension of the Zoo360 animal exploration trail system is now open!

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Treetop Trail

Watch lemurs, squirrel monkeys and other primates explore the Zoo in nearly a third of a mile of trail.

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Great Ape Trail

See orangutans and gibbons exploring outside of their usual homes.

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