Archives for March 8, 2015

Zebra Mosaic Made Entirely of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Created Live at LA Zoo Mar 28-29 TOO GOOD TO EAT? ARTIST KRISTEN CUMINGS CREATES LARGE-SCALE ARTWORK OF LOS ANGELES ZOO ZEBRA ENTIRELY OUT OF JELLY BELLY JELLY BEANS AT JELLY BELLY ART EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

Other Weekend Highlights for Guests Include Visits to L.A. Zoo Newborns,
Close-Up Animal Encounters, Feedings and Talks,
and Shutterfly Promo Card Giveaway!

Jelly Belly artist in residence Kristen Cumings brings a Los Angeles Zoo Grevy’s zebra to life in an artwork image made entirely of more than 10,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans as guests observe her every move  on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  Once complete, the 4×5-foot jelly bean mosaic becomes part of the Jelly Belly Endangered Species Bean Art traveling collection, which tours the country for display at museums and through animal conservation programs and includes images of a Bengal tiger, a hawksbill turtle and rockhopper penguins.  Lest guests feel tempted to grab a handful from Cumings’ palette, “Kids Mix” sample packets of Jelly Belly jelly beans will be distributed throughout the weekend, including popular flavors such as Very Cherry and Watermelon, while supplies last.

Speaking of sweet, LA Zoo visitors can also check out the adorable newborns now at the Zoo, including baby chimps, otters, hippo and giraffe, as well as popular exhibits like Rainforest of the Americas, the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve, and the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel.  Close-up encounters, feedings and talks throughout the Zoo are featured on a regular basis, among them the ELEPHANTS OF ASIA training demonstration, popular WORLD OF BIRDS SHOW, MARSUPIAL TALK (Sunday only), HAWK TRAINING DEMONSTRATION, and more.  Schedule, subject to weather and other changes, available at Zoo entrance and online.

Every day through June 30, visitors to the L.A. Zoo can enjoy an added treat: a Shutterfly promo card for a free, easy-to-make 8×10″ hardcover photo book to use to capture their adventures.  The promo card, courtesy of Shutterfly, is available at the admissions window when purchasing tickets or at the membership entrance.  Limit one per household.

The landmark LOS ANGELES ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, drawing 1.6 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.  Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, the Zoo has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.  Among its most popular habitats are the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve and Rainforest of the Americas.  The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 65,000 member households representing more than 240,000 adults and children.  As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

ABOUT JELLY CANDY COMPANY
Jelly Belly Candy Company makes the taste defining Jelly Belly jelly beans in more than 100 flavors and an ever changing array of new flavors and limited editions. The company that put the gourmet jelly bean on the map became known worldwide when Jelly Belly beans were taken to the White House during the Ronald Reagan administration. Today, Jelly Belly beans celebrate 38 years of fun and flavor, and are the leading jelly bean brand. For additional information, contact the Jelly Belly Hotline by calling (800) 522-3267. Connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JellyBelly) and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/JellyBelly).

ABOUT JELLY BELLY ART
Jelly Belly Art was the brainchild of San Francisco artist Peter Rocha, the self-proclaimed king of Jelly Belly art, in 1982.  After President Reagan publicly expressed his fondness for Jelly Belly beans, artist Rocha tried some himself. He was immediately impressed with the range and brilliance of the colors of the beans. Other artists around the world have contributed pieces to the company’s collection. The Jelly Belly Collection includes portraits of Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Amelia Earhart, Laurel & Hardy, James Dean, a Native American chief, Pope John Paul II, Martin Luther King Jr., the Statue of Liberty, the Marilyn  Monroe, Asian “good luck” Dragon and others. The Endangered Species series of animal portraits – each made with approximately 10,000 to 14,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans — will tour the U.S. for display at museums and through animal conservation programs. – See more at:http://news.jellybelly.com/news.php?include=145043#sthash.xxnf5Q5o.dpuf

Programming subject to change.

Zoo admission is $19 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $16 for seniors (ages 62+), and $14 for children (ages 2 to 12).  No ticket is required for children under 2.  Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 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

Credit: Los Angeles Zoo.