Pets & Animals

Meet the newest members of the Philadelphia Zoo

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:

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


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


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Called budgies, these small parrots are native to Australia.


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


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