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Create Your Own Hydroponic Garden at Home

What is Hydroponic Gardening? Hydroponic gardening is a method of growing plants without using traditional….

Ambassadors for the Philadelphia Eagles

Meet our Eagles Noah – At just 8 weeks old, Noah suffered an 80 foot….

Free Contact Otter Training

What Does free contact Mean? Being “free contact” with our otters means that we, as….

Barn Owl Banshee

Earlier this summer, our education department was excited to learn that two barn owls on….

Hoofstock Trimming

Watch as our giraffes participate in voluntary hoof cleaning. Watch as Gerald gets a new….

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Autism Certification

We know that visiting a new place, including a zoo, can be scary and overwhelming….

Wildfires, Firestorms, & Their Environmental Effects

Did you know wildfires, like the recent fires in Australia, can grow so massive that….

The Life of a Plastic Bag

Have you ever thought about the life span of a plastic bag? It doesn’t begin….

Eco-Friendly Halloween

Most people think that the scariest things about Halloween are the ghouls, goblins, zombies, vampires,….

Bats Aren’t Actually Spooky

When you think of Halloween you may think all things spooky. Your spooky list may….

How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are perhaps the most recognizable butterfly in the nation. They are indicators of….

Leave the Leaves?

Fall is just around the corner. Get out your scarves, your pumpkin spice lattes, and your….

The “Buzz” on Education Animals: Who are they, really?

At the Elmwood Park Zoo, our feathered, furry, and scaly friends engage and educate the….

How seasons affect zoo animal behavior

Many of the Elmwood Park Zoo animals, from the mightiest cougar to the stealthiest alligator, experience seasonal changes, just like people do!

10 Questions with a Keeper

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a zookeeper? Keeper Kelsey gives us….

Why Should We Count Birds?

As we grow closer to February’s “Great Backyard Bird Count,” it’s easy to wonder about….

Living Green in 2019

Make your New Years resolution one that benefits the planet! Five resolutions for more sustainable….

Pets and Zoos

That might seem like a strange headline but this topic is a surprisingly big part….

Choosing LEDs for your Holiday Lights

From our holiday Wild Lights displays, to the lights you decorate your home with, to….

How to Become a Vet Tech

Vet Tech Kourtney doing an annual bat exam One question I get asked often is:….

Green Your Halloween

As we count down the days to Halloween, many people enjoy the decorations and costumes….

Palm Oil-free Halloween candy

You can do your part to help by only supporting companies that make sustainable, palm-oil….

Horticulture Tips: Autumn Edition

After nearly a year of planning, the zoo’s horticulture team is ready to transform the….

Diego’s big move

Diego the jaguar goes on a big move from Norristown to Memphis, Tennessee!  Planning stages…….

SAFE Update: Invest in the Nest- One Year Later

Last year, Elmwood Park Zoo played a role in helping to promote the Kickstarter campaign,….

Who’s Who at the Zoo: Painter Dave

  The zoo has kept painter and artist David Michener very busy over the last….

Plant Tips for Fall from a Horticulturalist

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time….

Leading the charge against deforestation

Technology from solar-powered recycled cell phones is making a positive difference in the fight against….

Living a Bird-Friendly Life

We see probably an average of 100 birds throughout our day, but how many of….

Giraffes: A Species in Crisis

Take a drive along Harding Boulevard and you’re bound to see one or two inquisitive….

Five Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Trip

The summer is winding down, but plenty of people still look to travel into the….