We are proud of the fact that we are one of only about 230 facilities that hold AZA accreditation. It is truly the gold standard. However, the journey to accreditation can be intimidating for facilities that have not yet achieved it.
May 18 is Endangered Species Day, which reminds me of one of my favorite Yogi Berra quotes: "I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary." The irony, unfortunately, is that we are the ones who made Endangered Species Day necessary.
Another year has flown by and wow, are my arms tired! While you are groaning, just think about all of the great things that happened at your Zoo last year, including animal births, special events, a record-breaking Beastly Ball and much, much more. But let’s not look back, as it’s all documented in the Zoo View Annual Report edition. Instead, let’s look forward. Better yet, let’s make some wishes—not resolutions—for the coming year.
Let there be light! And churros, and warm drinks, and smiling faces, and everyone at the Zoo. Yes, it is time again for L.A. Zoo Lights. ’Tis the season as we present the fourth year of this ever-growing extravaganza.