McClinton visits Philadelphia Zoo with local families

PHILADELPHIA, May 17 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, recently invited local families to be her guest for a day at the Philadelphia Zoo.


More than 100 people from approximately 20 families from the 191st Legislative District joined McClinton on May 14.


"We are so fortunate to have a resource such as the Philadelphia Zoo in our region," McClinton said. "The opportunity to see so many exotic animals is not only interesting, but a truly educational experience as well.


"Seeing the animals up close gave the children the chance to learn about wildlife conservation, wetlands and other animal habitats, both for domestic animals and others around the world. The Philadelphia Zoo is the nation's oldest zoo and recognized around the world. Thank you to my partners, Achievability, Empowered CDC, Bartram Village and other local groups that helped make this visit for city families possible," she said.


"Too often, the cost to visit locations such as the zoo prevents locals from enjoying local attractions like the zoo."


The 191st District includes parts of west and southwest Philadelphia, as well as the boroughs of Darby and Yeadon.