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The Phillie Phanatic Visits Galápagos

Though of indeterminate species, according to his own children’s books the Phillie Phanatic was born in the Galápagos Islands. Last week he joined us aboard National Geographic Endeavour to return to his homeland. He took time to drive our Zodiacs, romp on the beach with sea lions — and most importantly visit a local school where he met local kids and read one of his books (hopefully in Spanish). And when he returns to Philadelphia, the Phanatic will be able to share the wonder of Galápagos and the importance of protecting it when visiting classrooms as part of his Be a Phanatic About Reading program.

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