L.A. Zoo Hosts the Creative Animal Foundation’s Tiny Sustainable Home on World Wildlife Day
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March 1, 2018
The Los Angeles Zoo is the next stop on the Creative Animal Foundation’s U.S. Tiny Home Tour on Saturday, March 3, which also happens to be World Wildlife Day! Tour hosts, Stephanie Arne and Tim Davison, have embarked on a 50-city grassroots tour on behalf of their foundation’s mission to challenge themselves and one million people online and in person to live a more sustainable lifestyle. By touring the public through their 200-square-foot tiny home, they are encouraging people to protect wildlife by choosing more sustainable actions every day. It is their belief that individual actions – big or small, conscious or unconscious – change the world.
The 200-square foot tiny home is a one-of-a-kind Homo sapien habitat on wheels. Created by a crew at Tiny Living by 84 Lumber, the eco-friendly home is made of reclaimed wood siding from a 100+ year old barn. The sustainable home also features energy saving LED lighting, Eco-bamboo flooring, and a composting toilet, among many other creative materials. Guests will be invited to tour the tiny home and learn how the individual features can add up to a healthier, more cost-effective living, and a better environment.
“We’re so excited to visit Los Angeles on the last leg of our tour,” said Stephanie Arne, co-founder of the Creative Animal Foundation. “I’ve filmed at the L.A. Zoo before as the host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and they sort of feel like family. I’m so proud of the conservation work they do there. And, the fact that we can educate Angelenos on how they can make an impact in their world on World Wildlife Day is such a refreshing coincidence because it really is our goal to inspire people to be true advocates for wildlife by taking action on a daily basis.”
The theme for World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, is Big cats: predators under threat. Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these magnificent predators are facing varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. Overall, their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching, and illegal trade. The L.A. Zoo encourages guests to visit the Zoo’s lions, tigers, snow leopards, and jaguars to learn more about these beautiful felines and the plight they face in the wild.
About the Los Angeles Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing nearly 1.8 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 a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at www.lazoo.org.
The Creative Animal Foundation
The Creative Animal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of education and science through a variety of programs dedicated to conservation, environmental sustainability, wildlife preservation, and the protection of our world’s oceans and waterways. Since 2017, the Creative Animal Troop has traveled the nation on a 50-city tour out of a 200-square-foot tiny home on wheels, conducting tiny house exhibitions and speaking about sustainable living at universities, zoos, museums, businesses, and festivals. Tour hosts Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and wildlife artist Tim Davison are seasoned wildlife conservationists and educators who aim to inspire millions of Americans to help protect wildlife and wild places by choosing a more sustainable lifestyle. The hosts discuss practical, everyday steps Americans can take to have a smaller environmental footprint at home, whether that home is 200 or 2,000 square feet.