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Have you ever wanted to own a zoo? Well now you can do better and adopt an animal at the ! Eye Opener Philly’s Zachery Lashway was able to get the inside scoop on the program while also getting up close and personal with two hippos: Cindy and Una. Lori Franzke from the Philadelphia Zoo explains the adoption program and all the benefits it comes with.
The Sumatran orangutans at the Philadelphia Zoo enjoy some enrichment items that encourage natural behavior and offer fun treats for the animals. At learn more about Sumatran orangutans. Consider ADOPTing a Zoo animal at to you share your love for animals by helping ours receive the best possible care.
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ADOPT Benefits - Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo houses more than 1,300 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians whose diets consist of apples, carrots, crickets, hay, chow and mealworms. The annual grocery bill is well over $500,000, by ADOPTing a favorite animal new parents can help the Zoo pay these annual costs, improve exhibit areas as well as purchase enrichment toys that enhance the animal's environment. ADOPTions can be purchased either by the group or individually.The Philadelphia Zoo is America’s oldest zoo in the country. It is home to 1,300 animals, many of them rare or endangered and we talk about the zoo’s 42-acres of garden space and new animal exploration trail experience – Zoo360. Host Jennifer Lewis-Hall's guests include Kristen Waldron, Philadelphia Zoo Director of Conservation, Education and Integration as well as Dani Hogan, Philadelphia Zoo School Programs Coordinator. Dewey the spectacled owl also joins us as well as Tank the 9-banded armadillo and Bob the sub-Saharan African lizard as we learn more about animals from all over the world. Other topics discussed on the show include the zoo’s efforts to raise awareness in local schools and throughout the Delaware Valley by visiting schools and bringing animals students can interact with. We also learn more about green initiatives to preserve the world’s forests which are habitats for many of these animals, as well as information about highly endangered lowland gorillas often sought after by poachers. In addition we’ll talk about the baby boom at the zoo, specifically baby Amani born in August to 22-year old mom Honi and dad, Motuba. Guests share ways that viewers can adopt a pet as well as volunteer. In Focus airs Saturday morning at 6:30 AM on PHL17."ADOPT Day is one of my favorite days at the Zoo," says Vikram H. Dewan, President and CEO. By becoming an ADOPT parent we each form a special connection with our favorite animal, whether it's a Giraffe, a White Rhino, Jaguar or Snow Leopard cubs, ADOPT parents are truly making a difference for these and other animals at the Philadelphia Zoo," says Dewan.By adopting an animal at the Philadelphia Zoo, supporters give a one-time donation ranging from $50 to $1,000 that directly contributes to the care, food and habitat maintenance for that animal.