The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating a birthday!

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The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating a birthday! In honor of the anniversary, we're sharing some interesting fun facts about America's first zoo! (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating a birthday! America's first zoo opened it's doors to the public for the first time on July 1st, 1874. Today, the zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, and welcomes over 1.2 million visitors a year!

In celebration of the anniversary, we have some interesting fun facts to share with you about the zoo!

Learn more about the Philadelphia Zoo.

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