The L.A. Zoo Celebrates Fleet Week and International Vulture Awareness Day
CONTACT: GLAZA Press
August 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES ZOO CELEBRATES FLEET WEEK L.A. WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 and INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Los Angeles Zoo celebrates the first day of FLEET WEEK L.A. with FREE admission for all active and retired U.S. military personnel on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immediate family members receive a discount of $3 off adult and $2 off child admission. Free admission is available for one day only by presenting a valid military ID at the time of purchase on September 2 only.
The L.A. Zoo also observes INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY on Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along with more than 100 organizations that come together to celebrate vultures, which are are vital to the health of ecosystems around the world. The Zoo’s activities include biofacts and a special Bird Show spotlighting vultures from all over the world.
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. 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 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.
Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 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 is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. For general information about the Zoo, call (323) 644-4200.
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