Autumn is upon us. In Southern California, the temperatures may not be much cooler, but the days are growing shorter and the annual succession of holidays is upon us, starting with Indigenous Peoples Day last Monday and Halloween at the end of the month. Throughout October, we’ll have special Halloween activities that I hope will inspire you to bring your family and friends to Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where I know you will find something that captures your imagination. This year we are incorporating Reptile Awareness Day (October 21) into our monthlong celebration, so be sure to stop in at the LAIR to see how our incredible herpetology staff helps with the conservation and care of reptiles as well as amphibians and vertebrates. You might encounter a Boyd’s forest dragon, poison dart frogs, and some vampire crabs!
Once Boo at the L.A. Zoo wraps up, it won’t be long before our annual reindeer guests arrive—just in time for Thanksgiving and L.A. Zoo Lights.
Holidays help us mark the passage of time and serve to bring communities together. I’m happy to be a part of the Los Angeles Zoo community and welcome you to join us.