The L.A. Zoo will celebrate INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY with special activities on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can learn about these magnificent, charismatic, and often misunderstood birds and the challenges they face in the wild at education and discovery stations, keeper walkabouts, special entertainment, and more.
Kid-friendly activities include a “Color Me Condor” and “Vulture Necktie” craft station; “micro-trash” and “biofact” education stations; as well as keeper walkabouts offering up-close views of a California condor at 11 a.m. and a king vulture at 1 p.m. The day’s entertainment includes screenings of The Condor’s Shadow, a documentary that follows the Los Angeles and San Diego Zoo’s efforts to increase the condor population in an attempt to save it from extinction, at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and a special edition of the popular World of Birds Show featuring endangered Cape vultures, which are among Africa’s largest raptors, presented at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visitors can also cool off in the California Condor Rescue Zone — an air-conditioned, interactive play space for children ages six and older — and view California condors in their hilltop home at the Zoo via live video feeds and receive a commemorative patch while supplies last.
In recognition of the brave men and women who serve our country, the L.A. Zoo is proud to mark the first day of L.A. FLEET WEEK with FREE admission for all active and retired U.S. military personnel and veterans on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up to six accompanying friends and family members can receive a discount of $3 off adult and $2 off child admission. Free admission is available for one day only by presenting a valid military ID at the time of purchase on August 31 only.
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