Step on to the plain
Say hello to some of the Zoo’s largest (height and weight) species. African Plains is home to a white rhino that loves to be brushed, a tower of giraffes that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and a pair of bathing beauties all sure to add smiles to your safari.
African Plains Animals
Best known for their long necks and the striking coat patterns of irregular brown patches Philly's tower of giraffe - Gus, Stella and Abigail - are always guest favorite.
Southern white rhinoceros
Don't let the rough exterior fool you, this grass grazing gentle giant is known for his affinity for brushing as a reward during training.
Black with white stripes.... or white with black stripes? A zebra's coat helps it avoid predators and discourage biting flies.
Born at Jacksonville Zoo on February 8, 2002, Tony arrived in Philly in May 2006. Did you know the white rhino is the next largest land animal after elephants? At the Zoo, Tony eats up to 40 lbs of timothy grass hay daily along with an herbivore pellet containing a balance of nutrients and a trace mineral salt supplement and vitamin E supplement.
Near by exhibits
From our playful sloth bears to South America's largest bear, the Andean bear, encounter some of the world's most magnificent bears.
McNeil Avian Center
Get up-close in this immersive and lush exhibit and discover 100+ exotic birds, many of them rare and endangered.