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The largest living species of tortoise, the Galapagos tortoise is native to seven of the Galapagos Islands. They are ectothermic (meaning cold-blooded) and spend 1-2 hours basking in the sun before spending another 8-9 hours grazing and relaxing. Throughout the 19th century, Galapagos tortoises were valued by sailors as part of their food supply; […]

Ajabu, Philadelphia Zoo's 6-year-old western lowland gorilla, is set to transfer to another zoo in early 2024 as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's gorilla Species Survival Plan.

Philadelphia Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of endangered species and rare breeds as well as the arrival of a species that hasn’t been at the Zoo for nearly 100 years, and a new way to see two of our endangered lemur species.

Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a full meal, we have a wide range of options for carnivores and herbivores alike! Stop by any of the eateries throughout the Zoo and fuel up for your day of animal adventures. Available locations and operating hours vary daily.
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