Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Philadelphia Zoo
Chartered 1859 as the Zoological Society of Philadelphia. A wildlife refuge and a zoological garden, the zoo has long been committed to fulfilling its public mission: conservation, research, education, recreation.
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 58.489′ N, 75° 11.742′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Zoological Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Solitude (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John W. Coltrane (approx. half a mile away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stephen Smith (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . About America’s First Zoo. Philadelphia Zoo website. (Submitted on October 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Animals • Education •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.