Zoorific Picnic a Wild Success, Thanks to Members

New Sea Lion Makes a Splash
August 31, 2017

Nesta Steel Drum Duo charms picnickers with lively rhythms and classic island songs Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Nesta Steel Drum Duo charms picnickers with lively rhythms and classic island songs Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Young guests had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite storybook heroes throughout the evening Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Young guests had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite storybook heroes throughout the evening Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Take a spin! Picnickers enjoy complimentary rides on the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, lit up for the evening by festive, colorful lights Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Take a spin! Picnickers enjoy complimentary rides on the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, lit up for the evening by festive, colorful lights Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

L.A. Zoo elephant keepers speak to members during an elephant training demonstration and answer questions about the elephants and their care Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

L.A. Zoo elephant keepers speak to members during an elephant training demonstration and answer questions about the elephants and their care Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Lucy, an eastern box turtle, makes an energetic appearance at an Animals & You show Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Lucy, an eastern box turtle, makes an energetic appearance at an Animals & You show Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Face painting stations decorate both children and adults alike with creatures and designs Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Face painting stations decorate both children and adults alike with creatures and designs Photo by Megan Runquist Holmstedt

Each August, we celebrate you, our members. And, for the second year in a row, the highlight of Member Appreciation Month was our recent Zoorific Picnic, which drew thousands of members on a warm Saturday evening. Members delighted in up-close animal encounters (the sugar glider was a particular hit) and special elephant training demonstrations, plus fun extras like face painting and carousel rides.

Many thanks to those who attended, and to all our members. August may be the month that we tell you how much we love you, but please know that the feeling motivates us year-round.

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