Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Los Angeles: Snow Days at the Zoo – February 5 & 6

Snow Days at the Los Angeles Zoo

Sunshine may be predicted for Southern California this weekend, but a snowstorm is blowing into the Los Angeles Zoo. The local attraction celebrates Snow Days, a two-day event February 5 & 6, 2011, where visitors have the rare opportunity to watch animals cavort and frolic among a winter snowfall. A blanket of white will cover the habitats of the Sumatran tigers, American black bears, snow leopards, Asian elephants and giant otters, allowing guests to see how these creatures adapt to their new environment. It’s certain to be an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park at the intersection of the 5 and 134 freeways. It’s been around since 1966 and is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species. The Zoo’s botanical collection includes over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.  Admission is $14 for adults and $9 for children (ages 2 to 12). Zoo hours for Snow Days are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 323-644-4200 or visit


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