GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL “BEASTLY BALL” GOES VIRTUAL ON NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY, MAY 15, 2020

CONTACT: GLAZA Press

April 23, 2020

Everyone Welcome to Attend L.A. Zoo’s Signature Event, Filled with Fun and Philanthropy on National Endangered Species Day; With Special Guests, Animal Appearances, Live Music, Silent Auction and More; Hosted by Joel McHale

Guest Stars Include

Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin, Photo Courtesy of Michael Penn, PBS

The Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin Kratt

Stars of the pioneering, Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts and Zoboomafoo educational TV series

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, Photo by Jamie Pham

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers

Authors of the New York Times Bestseller Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health and the critically acclaimed Wildhood: The Astonishing Connections Between Human and Animal Adolescents

April 23, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — The Beastly Ball is going virtual this year. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s annual fundraiser is critical to the fulfillment of the Los Angeles Zoo’s mission, which advocates for animal conservation and habitat preservation for some of the world’s most rare and vulnerable species; including the California condor, southern mountain yellow-legged frog, and peninsular pronghorn.

Now in its 50th year, this star-studded event has brought together celebrities, industry experts, city officials, and zoo supporters for a wild night of food, fun, and fundraising. For the safety of all during the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s event will take place online, rather than at the Zoo. For the first-time ever, the Beastly Ball will be free for everyone to attend on Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. PDT. Hosted by Joel McHale, the show will include L.A. Zoo staff, ambassador animals, live music, silent auction, and will highlight the Zoo’s many conservation successes. Partner restaurants are participating, offering recipes and special discounts for Beastly Ball attendees.

Viewers may attend virtually on our website, as well as join in on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. For more details, please visit: beastlyball.lazoo.org.

WHAT

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Presents: The Virtual Beastly Ball

WHEN

Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. PDT

WHERE

Watch live on our website, LAZoo.orgFacebook and YouTube

WHY

The annual Beastly Ball is the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, raising critical funds to support the innovative, world-class animal care and conservation work of the Los Angeles Zoo.