McClinton hosts Philadelphia Zoo event for local families

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, recently hosted local families for a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo.

Built on last year’s success, McClinton extended an invitation to the residents of the 191st Legislative District again for this year. Families were able to receive information on a number of Pennsylvania Game Commission issues involving wildlife, conservation and wetlands.

“I want to thank the Philadelphia Zoo, Principal Gaddy of W.C. Bryant Promise Academy Achievability and Bartram Village Resident Council for helping to make this visit possible,” McClinton said.

“We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to see what their local zoo has to offer in education and attractions,” she said. "It’s also a great chance to enjoy a family friendly outlet within the community.”

The Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, both rare and endangered. Seeing more than 1.2 million visitors per year, its mission is to leverage its platform as “America’s First Zoo” and serve as a model for children’s zoos nationwide.

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