If Mayor Nutter Saves ZooBalloon, He Never Has to Do Another Thing to Earn the Thanks of a Grateful City

Long live the ZooBalloon.

The ZooBalloon is dead. Long live … the ZooBalloon! Here’s a press release strongly suggestive that the ZooBalloon isn’t dead after all:


WHEN: Friday, March 21 (event begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.)

WHAT:Philadelphia Zoo, in partnership with 6 ABC, will host Mayor Michael Nutter for a press conference on Friday, March 21st, to announce plans for the Channel 6 ZooBalloon.

A beacon in the city’s skyline and a visitor favorite at the Zoo, the balloon was deflated on February 4th due to irreparable damage from unprecedented weather conditions. News that the balloon would no longer fly after more than a decade was met by an overwhelming response from Zoo visitors and Channel 6 viewers, alike, sharing fond memories of sweeping Philadelphia views from 400 feet in the air and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Moved by thousands of stories, Zoo officials and their partners will update on plans for this iconic piece of the city’s landscape.

WHO: Mayor Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia
Jay H. Calvert, Jr., Esq., Zoo Board Chair
Bernie Prazenica, President and General Manager, 6 ABC
Dr. Andrew Baker, Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Zoo

WHERE:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104