Daily, April 21 through May 18, 2018
The weather is finally nice enough to get out and explore. We love going to Los Angeles Zoo and when we got the invite to attend the annual Wild For The Planet celebration my son jumped up and down and ask me to have the camera ready because he wanted lots of pictures.
The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration started on Earth Day weekend, and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. On weekends, the event features animal feedings, keeper talks and demonstrations; a conservation-themed aerialist show, puppet shows and other activities, fun and information focusing on the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures.
Among Wild for the Planet's weekend activities are special animal feedings/ keeper talks and enrichment demonstrations at 1 and 2 pm featuring gorillas and pronghorn (May 5), Chacoan peccaries and Komodo dragons (May 6); bear and zebras (May 12) and tigers and condor (May 13). New this year is a spectacular aerialist show about bird conservation (11 am, 1 and 3 pm). Children and families can also learn how to make a positive impact on the environment during an interactive puppet show, presented by Swazzle, inspired by the L.A. Zoo’s own conservation efforts (11:30 am, 12:30 and 2:30 pm).
Among daily activities during Wild for the Planet are the Zoo's close-up "Animals & You" encounters as well as special feedings, intriguing talks and guided experiences. Visitors receive a Wild for the Planet "Activity Guide" that includes a map to the bird gardens, bird-themed activities, and other conservation information. Guests can also participate in the L.A. Zoo’s electronic device recycling program by donating an unwanted cell phone, smartphone, iPod, iPad, tablet or MP3 player at the green ECO-CELL bin in the Zoo’s Entry Plaza. Each contribution directly benefits animal conservation programs and reduces the demand for mineral mining that threatens the natural habitats of endangered animals such as the western lowland gorilla.
My son and I decided to explore every single animal at the Zoo and our favorite things where the Gorillas, the Kangaroos (there is baby), and seeing all the birds. The bird show is amazing, you should not miss it. We were lucky enough to see not one, but two peacocks. One of them even open its feathers to us. I cannot wait to go back again and actually have my husband with me, so he can drive and I can enjoy some adult beverages, because they do have wine and beer!
For more information and to buy your tickets visit LA Zoo
Wild for the Planet Media Days are rain or shine, as are all events at the L.A. Zoo