The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicks off on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features activities, fun and information that spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures. This year’s event promises to be more festive than ever, as the Zoo marks its 50th Anniversary with “ZooLAbrate!,” an all-new, spectacular acrobatic show presented on weekends.
At Wild for the Planet, adults and youngsters can enjoy a day at the Zoo, home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered, with special opportunities, entertainment, information and tips about everyday ways to sustain and preserve. All activities -- including weekend entertainment and presentations on April 22 and 23, April 29 and 30, May 6 and 7 and May 13 and 14 -- are free with paid Zoo admission. The full Wild for the Planet schedule is available at www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet. Sponsorship support is provided by Disneynature’s "BORN IN CHINA," which will be released in theatres on April 21.
An Earth Expo, with vendors on the weekends of April 22 and 23 and May 13 and 14, and mobile stations April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7, emphasizes local conservation efforts for the planet and animals with booths from organizations such as Bee Catchers Inc., Bolsa Chica Conservancy, LA Stormwater Public Education Program, Earthwatch, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Channel Islands National Park Service, Heal the Bay, Theodore Payne Foundation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Farm Fresh to You, Los Angeles County Fire Department-Forestry Department, River Rover, and Ranger Troca.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available. For additional information, contact (323) 644-4200 or visit www.lazoo.org/wildfortheplanet