The zoo was one of the first field trips I went on as a child. What young boy doesn’t give pause over the thought of lions, alligators, snakes, monkeys and wolves? Even in elementary school I could see pictures of these creatures any time I wanted (there was a lion on my spin-n-spell) and they dazzled my imagination, but to be granted the opportunity to visit them where they lived, that was “way cool”. I remember packing a lunch in a brown bag and boarding the school bus for the long ride to a place called Philadelphia. After single filing through the turnstiles, and picking groups of 5 friends to explore with, I began my first (and to this day only) safari. At least that’s what it felt like in second grade. More tomorrow...
The Impala Fountain at the Philadelphia Zoo was completed in 1962 by Henry Mitchell and is one of my earliest memories.
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