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September 7, 2006
Last month on August 17, the Los Angeles Zoo welcomed the birth of its second Masai giraffe born this year. The newborn's mother, Asali, has delivered 12 of the 23 giraffe calves born at the Los Angeles Zoo. Her calves have been hand-raised in the Children's Zoo nursery. Asali's latest offspring, a currently unnamed male born six-feet-four-inches tall and 158 pounds, presently receives five 7 ½ quart bottle feedings a day and has already grown four inches since his birth.
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January 12, 2006
Looking for a creative way to arouse your Valentine's inner animal? Take your mate to "Woo at the Zoo: Sexy Beast," an adults-only event presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) at the Zoo at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The afternoon fund-raiser, benefiting GLAZA's animal "adoption" program, includes a humorous -- and factual -- presentation by animal educator and actress Joleen Lutz spotlighting fascinating facts about the erotic lives of animals. "Woo at the Zoo" features a guided VIP tour of the Zoo's "sexy species," a dessert reception and an opportunity to meet Monkey Love author and Zoo publications editor Brenda Royce Scott.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2006
The Los Angeles Zoo has planned some egg-citing events in observance of the Easter season. April 14 through 16, the zoo will have its Big Bunny's Spring Fling, which will include bunnies available for petting, face painting and photo opportunities with Big Bunny. Other characters, including the Energizer Bunny and Tony the Tiger, will be present. Musical entertainment will be provided by Dan Crow and Jim Gamble's Big Bunny Puppet Show. Children can plant their own carrots to take home or build a bunny, similar to those seen in Wallace & Gromit's "Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2006
Renowned environmentalist and primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, together with some of the nation's leading experts on chimpanzee study and protection, will gather in Los Angeles for a three-day conference beginning Sept. 29. With a focus on "War of the Worlds: Chimpanzee Protection vs. Chimpanzee Exploitation," The 2006 ChimpanZoo Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 and feature speakers, panels and papers on issues involving the protection and humane study of primates throughout the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2005
The Grevy's zebra is the largest species of zebra, and it is now on display in a newly renovated habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The exhibit is a renovation of a paddock that was originally built in 1966. The zoo staff added several new features to the exhibit to improve it for the animals and zoo visitors. Improvements include sand for the animals to roll around in and the planting of native African vegetation, including acacia trees. In addition, the moat was filled in, expanding the living space for the zebras while changing the topography so that the animals can be viewed at eye-level by zoo visitors.
FEATURES
June 1, 2006
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) will honor Disney for its legacy of support for animals and conservation at the 36th Annual Beastly Ball on Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The Beastly Ball is GLAZA's annual major fundraising event with proceeds going toward the development of exhibits, conservation, programming, education programs, research and other programs for the city-owned Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Held under the stars at the Los Angeles Zoo, the Beastly Ball will be co-chaired by Emmy-award winning actress Betty White and Lori Winters Samuels, both long-time GLAZA trustees.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2006
The Los Angeles Zoo is pleased has announced the birth of two different primate species at the Zoo. On Dec. 5, a golden cheeked gibbon was born; on Dec. 12 a Kikuyu colobus monkey. The golden cheeked gibbon is a species of lesser ape that inhabits the rain forests of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. The gibbon is regarded as the greatest acrobat of the animal kingdom. Its long arms (which are 40% longer than its legs) help it swing through the forest. The young gibbon is able to cling to its mother's fur unaided as she leaps and swings through the trees and ropes of her zoo home.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2006
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) presents two nights of "Music in the Zoo" under the stars featuring World Music Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, and All-American Music Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. Musical acts will perform on both nights in different locations throughout the Zoo, and guests will be able to spot more than a few animals staying up past their bedtimes (until 8 p.m.) to enjoy the music. There will also be strolling entertainment including jugglers and a cowboy roper.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bianca P. Gallegos | August 10, 2006
This summer and fall, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens will be the home of a rare white alligator. The white alligator named Claud is a true albino and is on special loan from an AZA accredited institution in Florida. This will be the first time a white alligator has been displayed at the Los Angeles Zoo. The animal will be featured in the main entrance plaza. Zoo guest will be able to compare and contrast the visiting white alligator with the Zoo's other alligators.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | July 16, 2009
For many years hailed as the best summer party in greater Los Angeles, once again living up to its reputation, was the 39th annual Beastly Ball honoring philanthropist Laura Z. Wasserman Laura Z. Wasserman for her commitment to animals. Wasserman was presented with a beautiful crystal mother elephant and her calf sculpture. More than 900 guests, many wearing animal and jungle-inspired clothes, started their own zoo safari after hours. By the end of the spectacular evening, more than $1 million had been raised for the Los Angeles Zoo. La Cañada resident and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA)
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2012
Yay! Summer is here, and that means the outdoor music venues are tuning up. The peacocks are vocalizing with the Pasadena Pops orchestra in their new home at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia with programs in July, August and September; Music at the L.A. Zoo hosts shows July 13 and 27; and the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena has begun its 10th season and goes weekly through Aug. 26. The granddaddy of them all, the Hollywood Bowl, has already begun to enchant...
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By Jane Napier Neely | December 2, 2010
The trappings of the joyous Christmas season are popping up all over our city. As if by magic colored lights have been appearing in gardens and tracing the roof lines of houses. My grandchildren, as all little children everywhere, are trying to be on their extra-special good behavior to ensure that Santa will visit their house. I just flew back in town Monday after an extended stay for the Thanksgiving holiday. As our plane was landing I could see that busy elves had been decorating houses and businesses with bright lights — it looked so festive from many hundreds of feet in the air as we made our descent to the runway.
NEWS
July 14, 2010
CAMPS Arbolado Mountain Camp — July 24-31 . The YMCA of the Foothills offers this week-long camp in Barton Flats near Big Bear Lake for boys and girls entering grades 3-7. Activities include high ropes course, hiking, swimming, campfires, canoeing, dance, arts & crafts, archery range and more. Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Cost to attend the camp is $362 for Y members, $404 for others. Register online at http://www.
NEWS
July 7, 2010
Ten Years Ago La Cañada Flintridge resident Roy Anderson, chairman emeritus of Lockheed Corp., was honored for his ongoing philanthropic gifts to the Los Angeles Zoo during the 30th annual Beastly Ball.   Twenty Years Ago Rehearsals got underway for the Foothill Youth Summer Theater's production of the musical "Grease." Performances would be staged at the La Cañada High School auditorium.   Thirty Years Ago Paige Peterson of La Cañada was named Miss Photogenic of California and was second runner-up in the Miss California National Teenager Pageant.
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By Jane Napier Neely | July 16, 2009
For many years hailed as the best summer party in greater Los Angeles, once again living up to its reputation, was the 39th annual Beastly Ball honoring philanthropist Laura Z. Wasserman Laura Z. Wasserman for her commitment to animals. Wasserman was presented with a beautiful crystal mother elephant and her calf sculpture. More than 900 guests, many wearing animal and jungle-inspired clothes, started their own zoo safari after hours. By the end of the spectacular evening, more than $1 million had been raised for the Los Angeles Zoo. La Cañada resident and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2008
TREES & WREATHS Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA Tree Lot — Through Dec. 21 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Participate in a Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA tradition over 40 years old! Choose a wreath or a tree from the wide selection of fresh Nobles, Grand Firs, Frasers, Douglas and Nordmans at the YMCA Tree Lot. All proceeds from the tree lot support the teen leadership program Youth and Government. The teens appreciate the support and wish all a very merry holiday season.
FEATURES
May 24, 2007
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) honors Nickelodeon, its top-rated preschool show Go, Diego, Go!, and the program's creators Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh at the 37th Annual Beastly Ball on Saturday, June 16, 6 p.m., under the stars at the zoo. Emmy-award winning actress Betty White chairs this year's event, one of Los Angeles's most popular and consistently sold out fundraisers, which celebrates how Nick Jr.'s Diego and friends encourage...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2006
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" may be one of the most popular holiday stories, but it's not often that you get to see a live reindeer in Southern California. This holiday season, the L.A. Zoo will have reindeer to see up close and a display of reindeer antlers, you can learn how antlers shed and grow back each year. On weekends from Nov. 23 through the end of the year, there will be holiday entertainment and fun crafts for the family. Santa Claus also will be on hand for photographs for a nominal fee. During "Reindeer Romp," the L.A. Zoo Choo Choo will be available daily to give young visitors train rides for a nominal fee. The Zoo is in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2006
Renowned environmentalist and primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, together with some of the nation's leading experts on chimpanzee study and protection, will gather in Los Angeles for a three-day conference beginning Sept. 29. With a focus on "War of the Worlds: Chimpanzee Protection vs. Chimpanzee Exploitation," The 2006 ChimpanZoo Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 and feature speakers, panels and papers on issues involving the protection and humane study of primates throughout the world.
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