Past Photos of the Week
Every Tuesday, the Philadelphia Zoo posts its Photo of the Week! Here is a collection of some of our past Photos of the Week. You can view this week's here (under the "Photos" tab): http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Explore/Photos-Videos.htm
Kangaroos can cruise for long distances at 30mph due to their efficient hopping, which uses less energy and requires less effort by the kangaroo than running would. They are so well designed for hopping that they can't move their legs independently in atypical walking motion, and cannot walk backwards at all. This moment was captured by Camera Club Member Winnie Chung.
Red pandas exhibit several visual displays when meeting each other, including arching the tail and back, the slow raising and lowering of the head, emitting a low intensity puffing, turning the head while jaw-clapping, shaking the head from side to side and staring. This moment was captured by Camera Club member Ronald Rothman.
Gorillas may live as long as 50 years in zoos, with a more typical lifespan being around 34 years of age. The Philadelphia Zoo's Massa held the longevity record of 54 years at the time of his death in 1984. This moment was captured by Camera Club Member Patti Matthias.