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.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
There was a 5K walk and scavenger hunt through the zoo.
Kids also got backpacks filled with school supplies.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
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.”MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
Proceeds from the event go to a foundation that provides local scholarships.