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LA Zoo: Giraffe feeding at ZooLAbration

                                              After being rained out the first time,The Mixed Up Blog's special events contributor, Aurora and her family were excited to check out the Los Angeles Zoo's new interactive Giraffe Feedings which officially debuted in February as part of the Zoo's yearlong 50th anniversary "ZooLAbration."              What's it like to stand face-to-face with a giraffe? Check out Aurora's son, Roarke, doing just that. Mom said Roarke thought it looked like a scene out of the movie Jurassic Park and he loved it. Roarke learned that "standing 16-20 feet tall, giraffes have always been a favorite as they tower over our...
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L.A Zoo Reindeer Romp 2016

What a wonderful day spent covering the Reindeer Romp at the L.A. Zoo. Who knew it is the only place to view live reindeer in Los Angeles? We were able to visit with a reindeer family, including their two babies, in their Reindeer Village home.   There were so many activities that the kids were pulling us in every direction. We started with holiday crafts followed by ice-carving demonstrations and a Swazzle Holiday Extravaganza puppet show.   After lunch and feeling like we should just chill for a bit, we took in seasonal music and entertainment by the Beverly Belles. ...
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Boo at the LA Zoo

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the L.A Zoo for their annual BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO event. However, all opinions expressed are my own. This is our second year attending this event and the littles couldn't wait to check it out again this year. This annual event, sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, is back to fill every day in October with Fang-tastic activities that my kids loved. Check out our fun-filled day at the Zoo. We were able to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s scaly, slithery creatures at “Animals and You” encounters, with...
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WILD FOR THE PLANET AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO The kids were excited to attend media day for The Los Angeles Zoo's new WILD FOR THE PLANET which had it's debut on Saturday, April 23 in celebration of "Earth Day.” It runs on five weekends, concluding Sunday, May 22, 2016, following "Endangered Species Day,” with activities, fun and information that all spotlight the importance of protecting the environment and its creatures.  While waiting for the doors to open, we learned that the Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are...
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LA Zoo Lights

My family enjoys the Los Angeles Zoo. We go 2-3 times per year as a family or with out of town visitors. The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered.     We were excited to be invited to media night of L.A. ZOO LIGHTS where we were able to enjoy the 113 acres of new lights and displays. It was a brisk evening. An ideal night for a family outing.  The chilly weather really got us in the holiday mood where...
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