By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some local families are kicking off the back-to-school season at the Philadelphia Zoo. Eyewitness News was there for the second annual Walk the Zoo event.

The group Health Partners Plans hosts the event.

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There was a 5K walk and scavenger hunt through the zoo.

Kids also got backpacks filled with school supplies.

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More than 3,000 people were at the event.

“We’re really excited to see the turnout,” Catherine Bird with Health Partners Plans said. “As you can see, people are excited.”

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Proceeds from the event go to a foundation that provides local scholarships.