By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Families of autistic children spent a fun day at the zoo with a scavenger hunt on Tuesday.

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Autism Speaks and Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM a hospitality investment firm, hosted area families of autistic children at the zoo.

Teams were given scavenger hunt sheets to participate in a seek and find. Kids were able to brush a rare goat, visit the 13-foot gorilla sculpture and march like an ant in front of the insect’s enclosure.

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Lisa Trimboli of Northeast Philadelphia was there with her autistic son, three-year-old Jack.

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio)

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio)

“He is a very, very visual leaner so for him to see things and experience things is really how he learns.”

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April is Autism Awareness Month, HHM raised more than $50,000 for autism so far.