LOS ANGELES ZOO AND CALIFORNIA POISON CONTROL TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR LIVING WITH RATTLESNAKES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
What: Rattlesnake Awareness Media Conference
Who: City of Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, District 4
Where: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles)
Please park in the Zoo’s south lot near the METRO bus circle by 8:45 a.m. and a cart will transport you to the LAIR. To RSVP or to request photos, please call (323) 644-4226 or (323) 644-4273.
When: 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Zoo and California Poison Control System (CPCS) remind all California residents to be aware of rattlesnakes who are waking up earlier from hibernation; even newly hatched rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom. Experts say 2012 has the potential of greater snake infestation as a result of heavy rains a few years ago. Mother snakes are giving birth to a bumper crop of babies, and California residents should be aware and cautious. (http://www.calpoison.org)
The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), the L.A. Zoo’s newest exhibit, houses several species of rattlesnake including the Southern Pacific rattlesnake, which can be found in Griffith Park. The LAIR is an ideal place for people to safely observe and learn about many interesting snakes.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
For general information, call (323) 644-4200.