The Philadelphia Zoo located in Fairmount Park on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, was the first zoo in the United States. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 21, 1859, its opening was delayed by the Civil War until July 1, 1874.
The National Zoo The U.S. National Zoo is supported by the federal government and administered by the Smithsonian Institution.The National Zoo preserves endangered animals indigenous to the United States, also the National Zoo has the largest collection of small mammals, one of the finest collections of elephants, bears, reptiles, rare Sumatran tigers and a pair of giant pandas, that were presented by the People's Republic of China in 1972. Visit the National Zoo in Washington, DC. online and through the National Zoo animal web cam, where you can observe cheetahs, flamingos, elephants, pandas and others, Live 24 hours a day! National Zo
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