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Meet the newest members of the Philadelphia Zoo

April 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM ET

The oldest zoo in America is getting a modern update.

The newly-designed, LEED-certified KidZooU at the Philadelphia Zoo opens to the public on Saturday. Much more than a petting zoo, the green children’s zoo and education center includes several indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring rare animals, a 400-foot trail for goats to roam and a barnyard and stables where visitors can pet sheep.

It’s the first zoo in the world where animals can move through trails and bridges to explore other exhibit areas.

Take a look at some of the beautiful rare breeds living at KidZooU below:

Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
A Jacob Sheep with her newborns.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Goats walk on a recently constructed bridge at the KidZooU.


Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
A duckling waddles through the grass.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Toggenburg goats are named after the region in Switzerland where they were originally bred.


Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Called budgies, these small parrots are native to Australia.


Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Children feed a goat living at the new center.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
An adorable mini horse that will be on display.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
Children play in the ant exhibit at KidZooU.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
A buff laced Polish chicken.
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
A Nigerian dwarf goat is one of many rare breeds at the new children's center.


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