Backstage at the Zoo
Mayor Tom Bradley, Amanda Blake, Joe Campanella, Jimmy Stewart, Mary Tyler Moore and Greg Morris will be guests on Betty White’s 90-minute television special on the Los Angeles Zoo.
Scheduled for Sunday night, July 28, at 8:30 on KTTV Channel 11, the program will be a behind-the-scenes look at the Zoo. Each segment of the program will feature a celebrity.
Mary Tyler Moore, for example, takes viewers inside the Zoo’s Baby Animal Nursery and talks to Animal Keepers responsible for the hand raising of baby animals.
The show is the result of a meeting between Betty White and Beverly Evans, GLAZA Membership Chairman, held last October. The program format was then presented to staff members of both the Zoo and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.
The idea was accepted with unanimous enthusiasm.
Zoo employees were particularly pleased that Betty White wanted to show the Zoo from the inside looking out, emphasizing programs and special aspects of Zoo operations not usually seen by Zoo patrons.
In addition to the Baby Animal Nursery, viewers will also see the Zoo’s Health Center and other areas which are off limits to the general public.
KTTV reports that it is exploring the possibility of having this special aired on the other Metromedia stations across the country.