The Philadelphia Zoo is one of PHL17′s favorite places in the city to cover! We go to the Philly zoo as often as we can for zoo stories, zoo videos, zoo photos and more.
The Philadelphia Zoo’s houses 1300 animals on a 42-acre facility. The Philadelphia Zoo is top attraction in the city with over 1.2 million visitors last year. The Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. In its first year of operation, the Philadelphia Zoo had 813 animals and received well over 228,000 visitors. Today, the Zoo has more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals, and its attendance is approximately 1.2 million visitors a year. You can check them out here.