Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Zoo is excited to announce the opening of Water is Life: Red Panda Pass and Otter Falls, a redesign of the previous Carnivore Kingdom exhibit which offers exciting new experiences for the zoo's amazing red pandas and otters.
Water is Life features one of the planets most essential resources "Water" and demonstrates its role in shelter, nourishment and play for animals and humans alike. Breathtaking interactive water sculptures provide an ever-changing visual effect inviting visitors to interact with, think about and the ways water enhances all of our lives.
“It’s a great time to come to the Zoo,” says Dr. Andy Baker, Chief Operating Officer. “With the opening of Water is Life: Red Panda Pass and Otter Falls we are excited to see more animals utilize the newest version of Zoo360,” says Baker. “This new interactive experience enables guests to understand the importance of water while discovering the wonders of our red pandas and giant river otters,” says Dr. Baker.
Red Panda Pass, the newest expansion of Zoo360, offers a winding maze of overhead bridges and tunnels for the Zoo’s Panda's to roam and explore above as well as around visitors! Brand-new climbing structures, trees, and other greenery enrich the natural habits of the animals.
Otter Falls, is unique aquatic version of Zoo360, featuring an oversized slide connecting habitats and allowing the Otters to frolic, swim, slip and slide in multiple pools. The new expansion includes the very popular and currently existing giant river and underwater viewing area, enabling visitors the ability to witness the amazing animals taking pleasure in their new surroundings.