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Posted 6 years ago


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The zoo in Philly had these boxes attached to the fence on certain animals. You could purchase a key that when inserted into the box and turned would give a detailed description of the animal. The key was shaped like an elephant and the trunk would be the part inserted in the box.


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    OMG we had an orange one, on orange yarn for the Cleveland Zoo. Hung on a hook in the playroom, along with our skate key. An awesome blast from the past, thank you!!!
  2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 6 years ago
    And I still have a red one from the Bronx Zoo in NY! It would be great to have a collection from every city wouldn't it?!
  3. qwiklight, 6 years ago
    @wolcott1 - if you'd like to see more than 200 Zoo Keys in lots of colors, sizes, shapes and from different cities throughout the United States and Europe, please visit

  4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 6 years ago
    Thanks quiklight, you have a great collection!!
  5. oldie oldie, 6 years ago
    I guess some zoos still use them. qwiklight amazing pictures. Thanks
  6. zookeys zookeys, 2 years ago

    Please visit and/or "like" this Facebook page dedicated to all thing related to zoo keys
  7. zookeys zookeys, 2 years ago

    Here is a direct link to Philadelphia Zoo Keys which does get updated periodically

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