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Safari Society Events

Morning at the Zoo

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Join us for a delightful early morning event at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens featuring Francois’ langur, snow leopards, buff-cheeked gibbons, and Sumatran tigers. Experience the Zoo before the gates open-just as the animals are waking up to greet the day in their own special ways – and enjoy a variety of up-close wildlife encounters! This event is a walking experience and will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. A light breakfast is also included.

Zoo Director’s Series : Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

March 16, 2019

Los Angeles Zoo Ethiopian Mountain Viper by Tad Motoyama

Illegal wildlife trafficking is estimated to be a multibillion-dollar business involving the unlawful harvest and sale of live animals and plants or parts and products derived from them. Thousands of wildlife species are threatened by illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade, many of which are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Endangered Species. Ian Recchio, Curator of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish and Mike Maxcy, Curator of Birds, will speak about the cross agency collaboration to help curb wildlife trafficking and discuss the role the L.A. Zoo plays in helping the plants and animals orphaned or abandoned by this detrimental crime. A reception will be held prior to the lecture with Bellinis and a light breakfast where guests can enjoy conversations with curators and Interim Zoo Director Denise Verret.

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