November 24, 2009
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Reindeer Arrive For the Holidays At The Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo kicks off the holiday season with activities for the entire family at Reindeer Romp! Reindeer arrive at the Zoo in time for Thanksgiving and stay through January 3, 2010! Kids of all ages can get close to these beautiful creatures and make their own reindeer antlers. On weekends, everyone can listen to festive holiday entertainment, see the Zoo’s animals enjoy holiday treats and get a photo taken with Santa (for a nominal fee).
“Seeing live reindeer is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, and now you can see them right here at the Los Angeles Zoo. Santa can’t be far behind,” said Councilmember Tom LaBonge.
Visitors to this year’s Reindeer Romp will be greeted by a festive winter wonderland! Larger than life snow flakes and beautiful trees decorated with ornaments line the Zoo’s entry plaza, the International Marketplace and Eucalyptus Grove. At Eucalyptus Grove, patrons can check out the reindeer corral, take part in arts and crafts and on weekends have their photos taken with Santa! The new backdrop of the reindeer corral, generously donated by Twentieth Century Fox Television, depicts a quaint village that lies beneath vast snow covered mountains, with a three-dimensional train taking center stage!
“Bringing reindeer in for the holidays is part of the magic of the Los Angeles Zoo, and we wanted to help make their stay even more magical,” commented Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairman and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Trustee Member Dana Walden. “The incredible set designers at Twentieth Century Fox Television have created a beautiful environment for our reindeer guests, and we owe a debt of thanks to the production people and studio executives who helped make it happen. We invite parents and kids of all ages to come down and enjoy this fantastic exhibit.”
* Official Kick-Off Press Event Wednesday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m.
* City of Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Fourth District
* Santa’s Reindeer
* Reindeer Romp
* November 26, 2009 through January 3, 2010
* 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
* Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
* 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
* Park in the Zoo’s main lot and proceed to the bus circle where a cart will transport you to the press event.
About the Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $13 for adults and $8 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L. A. Zoo Web site at http://www.lazoo.org
“Nurturing wildlife and enriching the human experience”
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
John R. Lewis
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