GLAZA’s Sunset Safari Treats Safari Society Donors to After-hours Event

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August 13, 2016

GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION’S SUNSET SAFARI TREATS SAFARI SOCIETY DONORS TO AFTER-HOURS EVENT

Saturday, September 3, 2016
6–9 p.m.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Guests enjoy previous Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Sunset Safari evenings

Guests enjoy previous Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Sunset Safari evenings (Photo by Jamie Pham)

Sunset Safari, an exclusive after-hours party hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) for SAFARI SOCIETY donors, takes place on Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m., at the L.A. Zoo. One of many SAFARI SOCIETY benefits, the evening features an enchanting after-hours stroll through Zoo grounds offering views of exotic animals and unique experiences such as talks, special feedings, wildlife education stations, crafts, up-close visits with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents and more. Also included are a barbecue dinner buffet, drinks, music and lawn games in the Zoo’s Papiano Play Park.

The SAFARI SOCIETY, open to the public, is GLAZA’s premier upper-level giving society for individuals who share a deep appreciation for wildlife, concern for animal welfare and for the preservation of biodiversity and natural habitats worldwide. With giving levels ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 annually, donors receive exclusive access to wildlife and wildlife experts, behind-the-scenes experiences, fees discounted on private events in uniquely stunning locations and many other benefits.

SAFARI SOCIETY is the pinnacle among donor and membership programs presented by the private, nonprofit 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 60,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children. As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles. GLAZA additionally boasts a volunteer corps of more than 800 individuals.

The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.75 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; 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.

For information about the SAFARI SOCIETY, please contact Patricia Noland at 323 644-6035 or [email protected] http://lazoo.org/support/safarisociety/

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