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A is for Animal, B is for Book

Franklin Park Zoo

July 9, 16, 23 & 30

Included with general admission

The new summer series is really one for the books! Every Saturday in July (excluding the weekend before July 4), we're featuring activities focusing on animals and literacy.

Each week, a different animal resident will receive an enrichment activity in the shape of the first letter of the species – so the gorillas will be playing with a giant G, the lions with an enormous L and so on!

The series, dubbed “A is for Animal, B is for Book” will include educational chats from zookeepers and a book-reading by Big Joe the Storyteller at 11:00 a.m. across from Kiwi. We'll also have a scavenger hunt for little zoo sleuths!


  • G for Gorilla: July 9
  • L for Lion: July 16
  • K for Kangaroo: July 23
  • R for Red Panda: July 30

*Animals will receive their enrichment activity at 10:00 a.m. Time and animals are subject to change.

Funding for “A is for Animal, B is for Book” is made possible by the Dr. Seuss Foundation.