So we didn’t exactly buy a zoo, but we did buy tickets to the zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo, to be exact. I have been wanting to take my apathetic homebody son to the zoo for, oh, four years or so. With the help of a class trip, I finally got my kid to the zoo. Guess what? He doesn’t think that animals are “stupid” anymore.
The Philadelphia Zoo is a really neat landmark because it is the first zoo in the United States, opening its doors in 1874. It is a non-profit organization that sits on 42 acres and is home to over 1,300 animals. Last year alone the Philadelphia Zoo had 1.2 million visitors. The zoo is dedicated to its conservation efforts to protect endangered species of animals. In addition, this year the Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Orangutan by making a commitment to help save wild orangutans.
Now how on earth can anyone think that this isn’t cool? Check out some of these awesome zoo animals:
Love zoo animals? Fascinate by endangered species? You can adopt an animal at the Philadelphia Zoo for just $150 and you will get personal meet and greets with the zoo animals and their keepers. Your fund will go towards caring for the zoo animals. The zoo’s annual grocery bill is over $500,000!
Have you been to the zoo lately?