Sesame Street Live’s Elmo Makes an Appearance at the Zoo

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March 16, 2015

SESAME STREET LIVE’S ELMO MAKES AN APPEARANCE AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO FOR PHOTOS WITH GUESTS ON SESAME STREET LIVE WEEKEND

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015
11 am to 3 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Elmo, one of Sesame Street Live’s most popular characters, makes a personal appearance at the Los Angeles Zoo to greet visitors and pose for pictures during SESAME STREET LIVE WEEKEND, Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015. Guests may take family photos with the furry red monster between 11 am and 3 pm, included free with paid Zoo admission, can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to area performances of Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!”, and will receive an exclusive offer to save $3 on tickets. Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is playing at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live May 30-31 and City National Grove of Anaheim June 26-27. For more information visit SesameStreetLive.com.

LA Zoo visitors can also check out newborns at the Zoo, including baby chimps, otters, hippo and giraffe, as well as popular exhibits like Rainforest of the Americas, the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve, and the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel. Close-up encounters, feedings and talks throughout the Zoo are featured on a regular basis, among them an ELEPHANTS OF ASIA training demonstration, the popular WORLD OF BIRDS SHOW, a MARSUPIAL TALK (Sunday only), a HAWK TRAINING DEMONSTRATION, and more. The schedule, subject to weather and other changes, is available at the Zoo entrance.

The landmark LOS ANGELES ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, drawing 1.6 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles); Elephants of Asia; Campo Gorilla Reserve; Rainforest of the Americas, an extraordinary collection of endangered and exotic mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians living in spaces that exemplify their natural habitat in the rainforest biosphere; Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel; an Indian Rhino Encounter direct-contact opportunity; Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, home to one of the largest troops of chimpanzees in the United States; Red Ape Rain Forest, where visitors can walk among orangutans; the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo; one of the largest flocks of flamingos in any zoo in the world; a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants; and much more. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 65,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children.

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Zoo admission is $19 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $16 for seniors (ages 62+), and $14 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 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