L.A. Zoo Launches Effort to Raise Awareness and Funds for Wildlife Impacted by Australian Drought and Bushfires

CONTACT: GLAZA Press

January 23, 2020

A donation will be made on behalf of visitors, who will enjoy special opportunities to learn about Australia wildlife - Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Jan. 23, 2020 – The Los Angeles Zoo is kicking off its Australian bushfire awareness and fundraising campaign with special Australia-focused programming and donation opportunities on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. For every guest that passes through the L.A. Zoo’s gates that day, the Zoo will make a $1 donation toward Australian wildlife rescue and recovery efforts, made possible by Adam Stern and Erika Aronson. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to learn about Australian wildlife and wild habitats through talks and tours in the Zoo’s Australia section – with special highlights on koalas and Tasmanian devils.

Guests who wish to contribute directly to Australian wildlife can donate at all L.A. Zoo retail shops starting on Jan. 26 and continuing throughout the month of February or online at www.lazoo.org/AustraliaWildlife. Donations will be directed to the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) Australia Wildlife Conservation Fund and Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund.

WHAT

Los Angeles Zoo Australia Bushfire Relief Campaign Kick-Off

WHEN

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Zookeeper talks at koala habitat at 11 a.m. and Tasmanian devil habitat at 1:30 p.m.
  • Walkabout tour of the Zoo’s Australia section at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200

INFO

Get info, make a donation, and purchase admission tickets at www.lazoo.org/AustraliaWildlife

SOCIAL

Follow us @LAZoo and share the Australia Day experience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using hashtag #AustraliaWildlife and #LAZoo to help raise awareness.