Zoo360 Animal Exploration Trails


Zoo360 benefits animals by:

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

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

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 five trails: Gorilla TreewayTreetop Trail, Great Ape Trail, Big Cat Crossing and Meerkat Maze. 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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Water is Life

A redesign of the former Carnivore Kingdom exhibit, offers exciting new experiences for amazing red pandas and outstanding otters.

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Meerkat Maze

This winding maze of paths and lookouts is home to a gregarious group of meerkats looking to play at the Zoo in a new way.

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Gorilla Treeway

Great apes are on the move like never before with Gorilla Treeway, a 300-foot passageway.

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Big Cat Crossing

See tigers, lions and other big cats walk above your head!

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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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