We got to spend an incredible afternoon this week at the Philadelphia Zoo with talented music duo A Great Big World and two very lucky fans!

It was very cool to see Ian Axel and Chad King experience America's oldest zoo for the first time! And contest winners Eileen Baird of Beachwood and her daughter Anne got to explore the animal exhibits with A Great Big World, and I'm pretty sure its a day we won't soon forget. Especially how close we were all able to get to the rhinos! Ian was like the rhino whisperer!

Check out this photo gallery of our day at the zoo!

After the zoo, we made our way over to the Mann Center just up the road to watch A Great Big World open up for Matt Nathanson and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips!

Watch a clip of our zoo visit, and a short chat with Ian and Chad, who gets very candid about living with Multiple Sclerosis.

When the Morning Comes, the new album from A Great Big World featuring their new, inspiring single 'Won't Stop Running' is available now.

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