What’s News At The L.A. Zoo?

By Michael Berick

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The L.A. Zoo is hoping for some tiger love. PHOTO BY JAMIE PHAM

There has been a lot going on at the L.A. Zoo, which is in the midst of its year-long 50th anniversary “ZooLAbration.” The zoo recently announced that it is welcoming a female Sumatran tiger named Indah to the Tiger Plaza, which was already home to the 4-year-old male Sumatran tiger known as C.J. Over the course of several months, zookeepers and animal-care staff helped these two Sumatran tigers, an endangered species, get to know each other before concluding that they could live together – and hopefully breed as well.

Another “big animal” is returning to the zoo April 15-16. It’s the Big Bunny, who will be there for the zoo’s annual Spring Fling. Children can enjoy live musical entertainment, craft projects, face painting and the chance to pet a real rabbit. There will also be photo ops (for a small additional fee) with the “Big Bunny.”

On April 22, the Zoo will go “Wild For The Planet.” It is no coincidence that this month-long program begins on Earth Day, because it focuses on the zoo’s conservation projects and will include activities that demonstrate ways the public can help preserve and protect the Earth.

Located at 5333 Zoo Dr. in Griffith Park, the zoo is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and admission is $20 for adults, $15 for ages 2-12. For more information, visit www.lazoo.org.

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