Delegates and donkeys at the DNC

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 12:03:52-04

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- In addition to thousands of delegates, politicians, and media streaming into Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, the city will become host to a different kind of guest: donkeys. IMG_0228

The "Donkeys Around Town" program is a civic initiative that places 57 fiberglass donkey sculptures around the city of Philadelphia. Each represents a state, the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory.

The Virginia donkey is adjacent to Independence Mall, home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It's pink with flowers and features educator and civil rights leader Barbara Johns.

The "Donkeys Around Town" program also features a social media campaign #donkeysaroundtown -- and a scavenger hunt through a downloadable app. Visitors can "try and catch 'em all" just like Pokémon Go.

The DNC website also features a map with the location of each donkey.

If you're not in Philadelphia for the convention the donkeys will be on display through August 9th at popular tourist stops and attractions.