Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson

Boo at the L.A. Zoo is October 1 through 31, offering Halloween fun every day of and extra treats on weekends, including special animal feedings.

Last month, Zoo Director and CEO Denise Verret shared about the launch of the Zoo’s first-ever Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP), a six-part blueprint for the next five years of groundbreaking conservation actions at the Los Angeles Zoo. The CSP represents not only an incredible opportunity for the Zoo to take the lead in wildlife conservation locally, nationally, and globally, but also a multitude of ways for you – our generous members and donors – to increase your involvement in saving species from extinction.

Very soon, GLAZA is launching a range of initiatives to support the CSP and provide members and donors with fun new opportunities to engage with the Zoo’s conservation mission. To increase your involvement right now, please visit our Donors page in the Join Our Community section of our website.

Other exciting recent developments include the return of our Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series sponsored by City National Bank. The next event in the series is on October 21 and will feature wines from Honig Vineyard & Winery. This intimate evening will include a five-course farm-to-table menu courtesy of our new executive chef, Eileen Aguilera; wine introductions and from winery representatives; a conservation presentation; and a visit to the LAIR. Members enjoy a $10 discount, which will automatically be applied when you log in to our new ticketing system. Get started here.

Another fall highlight that I’m very much looking forward to is Boo at the L.A. Zoo, which starts on October 1 and includes photo ops, a spooky maze, wild-and-weird animal facts, and an extinct animal graveyard for guests to explore daily, and special entertainment and activities on weekends. During the last two weekends, we’re proud to present trick-or-treat stations with palm oil-free candy courtesy of sponsor 99 Cents Only Stores.

With all special events and initiatives, our goal is to support the Zoo’s mission while spreading awareness of our shared commitments to engaging communities and taking the lead on conservation. Thank you for joining us!

Author: Tom Jacobson