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Tigers take to the catwalk at Philadelphia Zoo

General May 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Zoo, the nation’s oldest, is unveiling an exhibit that allows its large cats to walk along enclosed, overhead trails that span the zoo’s pathways. They had never encountered humans at anything other than eye level before, said Kay Buffamonte, lead keeper of the zoo’s Big Cat Falls exhibit. Once inside, the two cats like to run, said Andy Baker, chief operations officer of the zoo. “At first I was like, ‘Whoa,’ and then I thought it was cool,” said Emerson Singer, 6, of Philadelphia who spent Wednesday at the zoo and got a preview of the new exhibit.

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