CNBNEWS PHILLY EVENTS: PHILADELPHIA ZOO'S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA BOO
Friday, September 30, 2022
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Zoo
“The fall season at the Zoo is beyond special," said Philadelphia Zoo Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Amy Shearer. "The animals are on the go in the crisp autumn air, the leaves throughout our campus turn gold and scarlet, and all of the kids delight in all of the Boo at the Zoo Halloween fun,” says “If you want to be surprised and delighted at an extraordinary place, Philadelphia Zoo is where to be this fall; it’s where people come to make memories.”
As you trick-or-treat through the Zoo, be sure to stop by our NEW Giraffe Encounter and meet our incredible giraffe herd. For $6 for general admission and $5 for members, guests can feed Stella, Abby or Bea a piece of browse (twigs and branches) and come face to face with the Zoo’s tallest residents. Times for Giraffe Encounter are 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
While you’re in African Plains, be sure to visit our majestic Ankole cattle, new to the Zoo this year. Ankole cattle are a domestic breed of cattle native to Uganda with horns growing to be 37-40 inches long and measure up to 8 feet wide.
After that, explore the wonders of wildlife at Habitat Hollow, a NEW play experience! Learn about different habitats by experiencing them firsthand—whether it's climbing a giant spider web, perching in a nest, digging in a sand pit, and more. You can even play alongside our ambassador animals like Sandi the sand boa, Rocky the box turtle and Wesley the Velveteen lop rabbit!
As Boo at the Zoo approaches, look for the leaves of the trees around Philadelphia Zoo to add to the enchantment as one of the very top spots in the city proper to watch the leaves and fall foliage change over to the beautiful oranges, yellows and reds of the fall season.
Timed reservations are on sale NOW for Boo at the Zoo, which is included with the price of admission. Zoo admission is $24.00 for adults (ages 12 and up), $19.00 for children (2 to 11), and free for children under two. Halloween costumes with toy guns and weapons are prohibited.
For more information on, as or to purchase and print tickets online, visit us at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Facebook: PhiladelphiaZoo; Instagram: @philadelphiazoo; Twitter: @phillyzoo.
ABOUT THOSE HUNRGY HIPPOS
Cindy (33) – female, born July 7th, 1989 at the Granby Zoo, Quebec. She was acquired in 1990.
Unna (33) – female, born August 12th, 1989 at the St. Louis Zoological Park. She was acquired in 1990.
Animals are on the move like never before at Philadelphia Zoo with Zoo360, a first-in-the-world system of see-through trails passing through treetops, crossing over pathways and connecting habitats, giving animals like amazing big cats, majestic primates and marvelous meerkats the opportunities to travel and explore. Visit our new Ankole cattle, western lowland gorillas, hippos, white rhino, zebras, red pandas, Amur tigers and more at America’s first Zoo. Explore our 42-acre garden and enjoy award-winning exhibits like Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve, McNeil Avian Center, KidZooU, and African Plains, where you can come face to face with the world's tallest animal at our new Giraffe Encounter experience. Philadelphia Zoo is one of the region's foremost conservation organizations and home to nearly 1,700 animals, many rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Philadelphia Zoo is a non-smoking facility. For more information visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Facebook: PhiladelphiaZoo; Instagram: @philadelphiazoo; Twitter: @phillyzoo.