Another year has come and gone and it’s time once again for the year-end rituals that signal a new cycle of life. Reindeer have arrived and L.A. Zoo Lights is in full swing, with an even grander display to illuminate your holidays. And, as you and your family ring out the old and ring in the new, I want to thank you for your support of this institution.
Just one glimpse of the tiny gold-fronted leaf bird – a flash of green, yellow, and blue – is all it takes to understand the appeal of keeping such a beauty as a pet. But these other songbirds are being taken from the wild at unsustainable levels.