Philadelphia Zoo Hosting First Annual Zoo-A-Thon Fundraiser


The Philadelphia Zoo will be hosting its first-ever Zoo-a-Thon fundraiser on Thursday. It’ll be taking place on 6ABC as well as the zoo’s Facebook pages. The zoo had to shut its gates for more than 100 days during the pandemic and it’s still not at full capacity. Even when there weren’t guests, the animals need to be taken care of. Zoo officials say they’re facing about a $20 million loss this year alone.They’re hoping the fundraiser will help support and it’s the mission.

From Wooder Ice:

The fundraising begins at 6am on 6abc’s morning newscast and continues throughout the day with Facebook Live segments onsite at the Zoo at 10:00am, noon and 3:00pm. Viewers can log onto 6abc’s and the Zoo’s Facebook pages to watch incredible animals and awesome special guests.

If you want to donate:

Text "PhillyZoo" to 243-725 to .

Make a gift online today at www.philadelphiazoo.org/zooathon.

Zoo staff will be onsite on the 19th. Call 1-888-PHL-Zoo8 (1-888-744-9668) to donate anytime from 6am-6:30pm.