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VIDEO: Philadelphia Union ‘hatch’ new snake mascot at the zoo

Phang comes out of giant egg in The Treehouse section.

By Thomas Joseph

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Philadelphia Union's new snake mascot Phang hatches from an egg at Philadelphia Zoo
(Image: Twitter/Philadelphia Union)

Researchers have studied our glowing egg that we found at @acmemarkets, and it’s ready to hatch at the @phillyzoo on Monday at 2pm! pic.twitter.com/dK9ulEYiQc

— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) September 8, 2018

Philadelphia Union unveiled a new snake mascot this week in a spectacular ‘egg hatching’ ceremony for young fans at Philadelphia Zoo.

The MLS side, who play their games in Chester in Pennsylvania, revealed Phang to supporters and press at the venue which was moved indoors after a forecast of rain:

From extensive research, golden eggs are not able to hatch in the rain. Based on this, we have to move our hatching location indoors. Our new location will be at “The Treehouse”…

The Philadelphia Union’s new mascot is a blue snake with a gold mohawk. Meet Fang the soccer fan pic.twitter.com/ZOXmC6xG84

— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) September 10, 2018

Go Phang, it's your birthday – check out the highlights from yesterday's celebration at the @phillyzoo! @acmemarkets | #DOOP pic.twitter.com/Y0o8VXlGD1

— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) September 11, 2018

Out of the golden egg came Phang, Philadelphia Union’s snake mascot:

Look who just hatched at the @phillyzoo – Philly, meet Phang! 🐍@acmemarkets | #DOOP pic.twitter.com/aMUHLF8K6t

— x – Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) September 10, 2018

Who went on make local television appearances:

Phang stopped by @CBSPhilly this morning 🐍@acmemarkets | @phillyzoo | #DOOP pic.twitter.com/tISPefQsPm

— x – Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) September 11, 2018

And pose alongside fellow mascots of Philadelphia sports teams:

Squad goals.@SJUHawks | @Phillies | @sixers | @Eagles pic.twitter.com/uCAJgGasW9

— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) September 10, 2018