Night of the Living Zoo

CONTACT: L.A. Zoo Press

October 8, 2013

L.A. ZOO Hosts Adults-Only (21+) Spooktacular

Eat, Drink and Be Scary with Ghoulish Entertainment, Costume Contest,
 Live Music, Food Trucks, and DJ

Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. to midnight

The Los Angeles Zoo will host its first-ever Night of the Living Zoo, a 21-and-over Halloween celebration on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight. This frightful bash will transform the Zoo into a theater of mysterious and macabre delights: enjoy the spine-chilling stunts of the Sideshow Sirens, while ghouls and ghosts roam about the grounds in search of contenders for the night’s costume contest. The Night of the Living Zoo also features hair-raising decorations and special effects, fortune tellers, DJ Johnny Hawkes spinning at the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, and live musical performances by Batwings Catwings and Edgar Allan Poets. Creepy cocktails and food truck favorites, including Coolhaus and Trailer Park Truck, will be available for purchase to keep all manner of spirits high for a night of scary merry-making.

WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. -12 a.m., rain or shine

WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

COST: The event is $45 for pre-sale general admissions, and $40 for members of GLAZA. $50 for general admission and $45 for members at the door the night of the event.

The Night of the Living Zoo is 21 and over. No outside food or drink is permitted.
No refunds. The party goes on rain or (moon) shine.

The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, attracting 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 133 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants.  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.  Among its most popular habitats are the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, and Campo Gorilla Reserve, with the eagerly awaited Rainforest of the Americas habitat scheduled to open soon.  There are 73,000 member households in the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) representing more than 300,000 adults and children, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles.  The Zoo’s location in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways ideally positions it as a convenient destination enjoyed by locals and vacationers of all ages who can visit every day of the year except Christmas Day.