In continuation of the ZOOlabration…. The Los Angeles Zoo’s annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicked off on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features activities, fun and information that spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures.
This year’s event promises to be more festive than ever, including an all-new, spectacular acrobatic show presented on weekends.
Every weekend during Wild for the Planet features “ZooLAbrate!” performances (11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm), special animal feedings and keeper talks at 1 and 2 pm and Conservation Stations throughout the grounds spotlighting efforts to protect and restore species in the Zoo’s care. Children and families can also learn how to make a positive impact on the environment during an interactive puppet show presented by Swazzle (10:30 am, 12 pm and 2:30 pm) starring a brave — and clever — environmental superhero Ricky Raccoon. Ricky’s quest to save a California condor with the help of the Green Rangers – a.k.a the audience — is inspired by the L.A. Zoo’s own efforts to bring condors back from near extinction. Also offered is a Planting for Pollinators Station highlighting the importance of pollinators and providing the opportunity to plant California poppies and yarrow, plants native to California, to attract pollinators. At the Planet Promise Station, visitors can learn what actions Zoo staff take to minimize their environmental footprint and declare a promise of their own. The “Rascal the Raccoon” character makes special appearances each weekend.
We love our zoo!
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available. For additional information, contact (323) 644-4200 or visit www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet