About the Zoo

Animals are on the move like never before at Philadelphia Zoo with Zoo360, a first-in-the-world system of see-through trails passing through treetops, crossing over pathways and connecting habitats, giving animals amazing opportunities to travel and explore throughout the Zoo’s campus. Zoo360 is comprised of five trail systems with more on the way. The first extension of Zoo360, called Treetop Trail, opened in 2011 giving monkeys and lemurs the ability to travel and explore. The Great Ape Trail followed in 2012, and our most majestic creatures including orangutans and white-handed gibbons gained new vistas to observe guests below. In 2014 the big cats got more room to roam with the opening of Big Cat Crossing and in 2015 our magnificent primates experienced more long-distance travel, investigating new environments and determining  their own experiences on their own Gorilla Treeway.

Meerkat Maze, the latest installment of the revolutionary Zoo360, creates opportunities for our most gregarious of creatures offering a system of ground-based trails and lookout towers creating new frontiers for this social mob to do what they do best: dig, explore and keep a lookout. Zoo360 provides exciting and enriching experiences for animals and visitors alike, taking the Zoo experience to a whole new level. Now when you move around the Zoo, the Zoo moves around you.

Visit a new baby western lowland gorilla, giraffes, hippos, polar bear, white rhino, zebras, red pandas, Amur tigers and more at America’s first Zoo. Explore a 42 acre Victorian garden and enjoy award-winning exhibits like KeyBank Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve, McNeil Avian Center and KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences. Philadelphia Zoo is the second highest ticketed attraction in Philadelphia, one of the region's foremost conservation organizations and home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered.

By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. The Zoo welcomed more than 1.25 million visitors last year. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.