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Sloth bears are very agile climbing large trees with ease and moving quickly around their environment, even though they can weigh between 200-400 pounds. Using long, curved thick claws and a large snout, they dig into deteriorating logs, blow the dust away and then suck up termites like a vacuum cleaner. With a hollow […]
From our playful sloth bears to South America's largest bear, the Andean bear, encounter some of the world's most magnificent bears.
The Only Bear Species Native to South America
Picnic with the peacocks, lunch with the lemurs or barbeque with the bears – the possibilities are endless when you book a daytime event at the Zoo!
Meet our newly-named bear cub, Keematee! Thank you so much to the nearly 200,000 of you who voted to help us name our baby sloth bear. The word "keematee" means precious in Hindi— and our cub certainly exemplifies her new name!
Philadelphia Zoo Invites Public to Name Bear Cub
The Keematee Trust of Philadelphia Zoo kee·ma·tee /ˈKEEmə tē/ A Hindi word meaning precious. A rare treasure to be held in the highest regard. Keematee, a bear cub born just before the Zoo’s unexpected closure in 2020, served as a beacon of light in the shadow of an uncertain time. Together, families watched from […]
[…] give at the $500 dollar level, please accept a one-of-a-kind piece of animal-made artwork. *Please note, due to high demand, selection of specific animal prints is unavailable. Gorilla Handprint Otter Painting Hippo Painting Sloth Bear Painting Southern Ground Hornbill Footprints /wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Gorilla.jpg Zoo-a-thon Logo /wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Giant-river-otters.jpg Zoo-a-thon Logo /wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Hippo.jpg Zoo-a-thon Logo /wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sloth-bear.jpg Zoo-a-thon Logo /wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Southern-ground-hornbills.jpg Zoo-a-thon Logo
[…] transport guests back in time to walk among dinosaurs like the mighty T-rex, puts them face-to-face with an enormous Woolly Mammoth, and side-by-side with a life-sized polar bear, elephant and Sumatran rhino – incredible!" When BIG TIME opens, the first stop for guests will be Volcano Vapors, where smoldering rocks, rivers of molten lava […]