The zoo has a number of activities within its premises that it offers its visitors. Tours, which are called “trails,” are almost continuously being conducted, and visitors can choose and switch at their discretion. The list of the wide range of trails that the zoo conducts can be viewed on the zoo’s main website, and the trails mainly group different animal types together and provide in-depth information on each of those great species.
The zoo also has a PECO Primate Reserve, wherein visitors can see different kinds of species of apes and monkeys. The zoo is home to some extremely rare species of animals, some of which are the only found in certain parts of America. For example, the Philadelphia Zoo is the only place where you can get a glimpse of the red-shanked douc langur, the only existing one in the entire continent of North America. This majestic animal is on the verge of extinction and is found in extremely few places in the entire world.
For people who love their scaly little, and not so little, friends, the reptile and amphibian section of the zoo is a brilliant place to have a close-up view of some of these animals. The zoo also has different species of snakes and frogs, some of which, again, are the rarest types in the world. Also, the zoo also has the cutest collection of small mammals, absolutely guaranteed to soften your heart!
For bird watchers and bird lovers, at any given point when at the zoo, you will be able to see a variety of beautiful birds flying about. For a better glimpse of these feathered creatures, the bird valley within the zoo premises offers a pleasantly scenic experience.
The list of programs that the zoo offers goes on and on, so there’s no way anyone can say that they are bored here! There are numerous educational programs to give their visitors a more in-depth understanding of the ecology and animals that surround the area. The zoo also lets visitors stay within the zoo to offer them a more inclusive experience, complete with the joy of camping in the wilderness. Lodges and treetop houses are also available for that true jungle-like experience. Things to Do in Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Zoo - Photo: Ronnie Howard/Fotolia