PHILADELPHIA ZOO LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES WITH PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE ZOO’S SPRING BACK FUND

Philadelphia Zoo wants to update your stay-at-home workday and home-school fashion with a colorful and eye-catching new collection of apparel that will fund the Zoo’s Spring Back Fund. Show your support for Philadelphia Zoo on those Zoom and Skype calls while you social distance with a new limited edition t-shirt and hoodie line that will support the vital operations of Philadelphia Zoo. While the Zoo remains closed to the public, the new Spring Back Apparel Collection will support operations during this global crisis. Philadelphia Zoo partnered with local t-shirt company Printfly and website DSGNtree.com on the unique shirts that feature original Philly-centric designs with a fun Zoo twist. Shirts can be purchased at https://dsgntree.com/philadelphia-zoo. Join the Spring Back Campaign and help support America’s first Zoo.

“Philadelphia Zoo is excited to launch a very special, limited edition new line of shirts and hoodies to help raise money for the Zoo’s Spring Back Fund,” said Philadelphia Zoo Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Amy Shearer.  “While we are temporarily closed to the public, purchasing an awesome shirt or sweatshirt is a great way to support the Zoo. We think our supporters will love the designs and look great while rocking their cool new outerwear. Your support and purchase is critical to our organization.”

Lions, giraffes, hippos and penguins – oh my! Philadelphia Zoo’s new Spring Back shirt designs include iconic images like the silhouette of the Philadelphia skyline and the iconic LOVE sign mixed with Zoo-centric animal names and images to create a cool, limited-edition look.  All t-shirts retail for $25.00 and hoodies retail for $45.00 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Zoo.

The skyline design features Zoo favorite animals – including the lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, penguins, gorilla, flamingo and many more. This shirt comes in children’s and adult sizes, in Black, Aqua, Berry, Forest, Purple, Red, White and Gold. This design is 100% preshrunk soft jersey cotton.  The Hoodie for this design comes in Red, Navy, Royal, Pink, Gold, Green, Purple and Black.

The Love inspired shirt is 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester and features a word-play design spotlighting dozens of favorite Zoo animals large and small, from the African Lion to the Amur Leopard, to the Peacock, to the Clownfish. This design comes in children’s and adult sizes, with colors including White, Red, Berry, Purple, Forest, Aqua, Black, Gold and Pink. The Hoodie for this design comes in Green, Black, Gold, Navy, Royal, Red, Pink and Purple.

“We were thrilled to partner with Philadelphia Zoo to bring a great product to its supporters while helping to raise funds for such an important and iconic organization,” says Printfly Vice President Sales Josh Hannum. “We have all felt the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, we hope this launch will be helpful in raising funds while providing a great product to many,” says Josh Hannum,Vice President Sales, Printfly.

Philadelphia Zoo’s new limited edition Spring Back apparel are a perfect pairing to wear while families across the globe are watching the PhillyZoo @2 Live Stream on Facebook. Wear your new apparel, take a picture and tag the Zoo on Instagram and/or Instagram Stories while you are watching the PhillyZoo @2 for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets when the Zoo reopens . One lucky winner will be selected out of all stories entered on Instagram story by May 31, 2020.

A portion of proceeds from shirt sales will support the Zoo’s Spring Back Fund. Philadelphia Zoo has temporarily closed to the public during this difficult time to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals. Our staff continues to work onsite and remotely, to care for our animals and prepare the Zoo for when we can once again welcome guests through our historic gates . Philanthropy has always played an important role in the mission of Philadelphia Zoo, and we are grateful for contributions of all sizes. Your giving makes a difference. Buy a new T-Shirt or Hoodie, and join the campaign!

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA ZOO:

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 young western lowland gorillas, giraffes, hippos, white rhino, zebras, red pandas, Amur tigers and more at America’s first Zoo. Explore our 42-acre Victorian garden and enjoy award-winning exhibits like Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve, McNeil Avian Center and KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences.  Philadelphia Zoo is the second highest ticketed attraction in Philadelphia, one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations and home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. The Zoo welcomed more than 1.25 million visitors last year. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Philadelphia Zoo is a non-smoking facility.

For more information on, as or to purchase and print tickets online, visit us at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Facebook: PhiladelphiaZoo; Instagram: @philadelphiazoo; Twitter: @phillyzoo.

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