This Zoo is, actually, the oldest in the US. It's new to us, because we just moved to Philadelphia.
Here are some of the residents of Philadelphia Zoo as we found them this fall.
Gila monster taking a snooze on a warm rock.
These two male kangaroos were practicing wrestling in their spare time.
Hammerkops are known for their huge nests. The pair in aviary was actually working on building one.
Southern ground hornbill with it's amazing eyelashes.
Cheetah... the Zoo has several, all beautiful and very large.
African Wild Dog
White-nosed coati - a relative of the racoon...
Patagonian cavy, also known as Mara, is a rodent - a relative of Guinea pig.
This Lowland gorilla male was curiuos.
Sifaka... it's nice to be flexible, isn't it? I bet you can't do that!
This baby orangutan just turned one. The dad is hiding under a blanket in the background.
Mountain lions resting in a shade.
The Zoo Baloon is quite a landmark; so what it's grounded most of the time due to inclement weather :))
Milk frog lazily eyeing food...