Celebrate Earth Day at the Los Angeles Zoo

Credit: the Los Angeles Zoo

Join the Los Angeles Zoo for Wild for the Planet this Earth Day to learn about and remember the importance of protecting and preserving wildlife habitats and the planet we all share. This Earth Month event—now in its final two weekends for 2023—creates consciousness around the issues that affect Mother Earth through a myriad of fun and engaging programs including animal demonstrations and feedings, nature-inspired performances and book readings, hands-on activities, a community-focused Earth Expo, and more. 

Go wild for the arts with community- and nature-inspired entertainment and performances each happening twice daily. Wild About Storytelling will feature the Korean Cultural Center on April 22 and Dancing Storytellers: Indian Mythology and Meon April 23. Wild About Dance will feature Philippine folk and dance arts organization Kayamanan Ng Lahi on April 22 and 3rd Rock Hip Hop performing its inspirational hits that help increase kids awareness of sustaining the environment on April 23. Wild About Art will feature Hand Follows Eye Mobile Art Studio on both days from 11am-2pm.

For a full lineup of performances, programming, and activities: https://lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/wild-for-the-planet/map/

Connect with community and conservation organizations at the Earth Expo to learn ways to make a positive impact on our planet and defend our natural resources. Learn how to protect plants, birds, and bees at the Planting for Pollinators Station or visit the Upcycling Inspiration Lab for fun, no-waste activities. Sample something sustainable and sweet at the honey tasting booth hosted by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, tastings include samples of five different types of all-natural honey ($3 per person). Learn more about the animals and their unique biology and habits through special feedings and enrichment demonstrations happening twice daily.

All month long, donations of unwanted handheld electronics will be accepted at the Zoo through recycling partner ECO-CELL.  Proceeds will go to conservation nonprofits like Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE), which works to safeguard the critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla. Share about your donation on social media and be entered to win an L.A. Zoo Family Membership!

For details on donation tips and guidelines, visit https://lazoo.org/save-wildlife/take-action/eco-cell/.  For official sweepstakes rules, visit https://lazoo.org/rules/

This event runs weekends through Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities except honey tastings ($3) are free with paid admission and for GLAZA members. 

On the evening of Earth Day, the Los Angeles Zoo will light up its front entrance green to illuminate its commitment to the planet. The Zoo’s iconic monument sign gleams with ultra-efficient LED lights that were installed as part of its sustainability efforts.

“Earth Month (April) and Earth Day (April 22nd) are particularly important to the L.A. Zoo because of their ability to magnify the opportunity for people to take action that saves wildlife – from reducing our use of plastic that pollutes oceans, driving much less, growing drought-tolerant native plants, and purchasing sustainable products that don’t harm forests and other threatened habitats,” states L.A. Zoo Director of Sustainability and Capital Programs Carol Armstrong. “Humans have more power than any species to save our planet and we must take advantage of times like these to stand up for wildlife and recruit others to join us,” she goes on to say.

Credit: Los Angeles Zoo.

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