The Zoological Society of Philadelphia was established in 1859 making it America’s first zoo. Interestingly enough it is also the year the Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species. Other notable facts are that the MGM lion “Leo” retired from show business at our zoo, and the first cheetahs born in a zoo were born at the Philadelphia Zoo. The changes that have been made at the Philadelphia Zoo have created a place that is far superior to what I experienced as a child. It is welcoming to people of all ages and satisfies a craving for knowledge in most preliminary zoological endeavors. Take an afternoon and visit, you won’t be disappointed. Next week back to pretty pictures.
Nikon D800 Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 w/ 1.4 tele @ 280mm f/9 ISO 100 1/13 sec
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