Camden County feeds the primates, the birds and more at Philly’s zoo

November 11, 2018

By Staff

Bubba the tortoise, Cindy the hippopotamus, and many of their leaf-loving friends at the Philadelphia Zoo have a new favorite snack: fresh romaine lettuce and other leafy greens. It comes courtesy of Camden County.

The county’s Office of Sustainability recently partnered with the Philadelphia Zoo to sell leafy greens at 50 cents a head to the zoo’s animal nutrition program. And that money goes back into the county’s indoor garden project at Lakeland, which also donates food to Camden County Senior Services, Cathedral Kitchen, and the Neighborhood Center in Camden. The county ships produce like romaine lettuce that is grown without soil in its indoor community garden.

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