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Get to Know Wildlife in Pennsylvania
On your next visit to Philadelphia, be sure to make time for a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo. Spanning over 40 acres, the Philadelphia Zoo opened in 1874, making it the second oldest zoo in America behind New York's Central Park Zoo. This zoo offers a wide variety of family-themed entertainment and animal exhibits, including the Camel Safari, the PZ Express train, Amazon Rainforest Carousel, and the Lorikeet Encounters bird exhibit.
While at the zoo, you should also pay a visit to the Rare Animal Conservation Center and First Niagara Big Cat Falls, home to rare leopards, jaguars, tigers, and lions.
For more fun with the animals, visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium with over 4,000 animals from 475 species. Located on seventy-seven acres in Highland Park, the Pittsburgh Zoo is one of six major zoos in America with exhibits that include the Asian Forest, Tropical Forest, and African Savanna. The PPG Aquarium is situated along the Alleghany River and contains a variety of exhibits, including a penguin habitat and a stingray tunnel.
Covering 42 acres, the Philadelphia Zoo opened in 1874, making it the second oldest zoo behind New York's Central Park Zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo is large enough to offer a wide variety of animal exhibits and family-themed entertainment.
On your next visit to Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to make time for a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo – you'll find it along the Schuylkill River, just across from Glendinning Rock Garden.
Be sure to check out the Camel Safari for camel rides, the PZ Express train ride, Amazon Rainforest Carousel, and the Lorikeet Encounters hands-on bird exhibit.
Any exploration of the Philadelphia Zoo should also yield visits to the Rare Animal Conservation Center, First Niagara Big Cat Falls, where you can see leopards, jaguars, tigers, and lions.
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Throughout the years, Pittsburgh has grown to become the second largest city in the state. One of the top city attractions remains the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.
The Pittsburgh zoo, established in 1898, is located on seventy-seven acres of land in Highland Park, along the Alleghany River. This accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, remains one of six major zoo and aquariums in America.
Visit this wonderful zoo to see over 4,000 animals from 475 species, in seven sections throughout the park. Kids love the interactive children's area in Kid's Kingdom, where they can pet zoo animals and play on the playground.
The PPG Aquarium contains a variety of exhibits, including a penguin habitat and a stingray tunnel. The Asian Forest, Tropical Forest, African Savanna, Bears, and Water's Edge exhibits round out the remaining exhibits at the zoo.
Appropriately set in Elk County, Benezette is a small township located in central Pennsylvania near Clearfield. Known for its spectacular elk viewings, Benezette is located along the 127-mile Elk Scenic Drive. For guaranteed elk sightings, head to Dent's Run Elk Viewing Area, Gilbert Farm Elk Viewing Area, Porcupine Run Viewing Area, or the Winslow Hill Elk Viewing Area. Learn more about the area’s history at the Elk Country Visitor Center, and browse through the Elk Country Store.