Make a Difference by Choosing Gifts That Not Only Spread Joy but also Contribute to Conservation
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) has launched a holiday gift guide to support the Los Angeles Zoo, inviting Angelenos to make a difference by choosing gifts that spread joy and contribute to the Zoo’s conservation and animal care priorities. In selecting from a range of options for friends and loved ones, gift givers not only will be giving amazing experiences, lasting memories, and deeper connections to nature, they’ll also be supporting the Zoo and its mission to save species and enrich communities. Make this holiday season truly special by choosing gifts that help make a positive impact on nature.
The ADOPT program offers meaningful connections with favorite zoo residents. For a donation of $100 or more, recipients can symbolically adopt any animal in the Zoo and will receive a package that includes a personalized adoption certificate, a beautiful photo factsheet of the chosen animal, and a mini rhinoceros plush in honor of Marshall, the Zoo’s beloved rhinoceros. All proceeds directly fund essential conservation projects. To ensure delivery by Dec. 25, please purchase by Dec. 14.
Adding to the holiday cheer is superstar gorilla Angela, the youngest in her troop. Angela stars in the heartwarming children’s book Angela & Lulingu, which explores the bond between two young gorillas—one at the Los Angeles Zoo and the other in Africa—and how they inspire conservation of gorillas and the future of their species. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Purchase online or at the Zoo’s International Marketplace for $14.99.
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a family, consider giving the gift of membership to the Los Angeles Zoo. Each membership comes with exciting benefits, including free daytime admission to the L.A. Zoo all year long, a members-only entrance, free or discounted admission to over 170 zoos and aquariums (including 15 in California), a 10-percent discount at Zoo gift shops and concessions, Member Appreciation Month in August, and access to the digital newsletter Zooscape and the award-winning Zoo View magazine. Family memberships start at $150. For a limited time, save 10 percent on gift memberships (any level) by using coupon code 12311GGW at checkout.
Those looking to give a gift of lasting impact can do so by donating to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and its many programs that support the Los Angeles Zoo. For as little as $5 per month, enroll a friend or loved one in the Wildlife Caretakers monthly giving program, or make a year-end gift of $250 or more by Dec. 31 and receive an invitation for two to attend a special VIP Zoo experience, with early entry, an exclusive keeper talk, and a light breakfast. The upper-level Safari Society giving program starting at $1,500 offers members “inner-circle” perks such as private tours and VIP experiences. In addition to these gifts, the Zoo’s online retail store offers gifts for all budgets and has the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life, including plush animals, junior zookeeper gear, apparel, toys, eco-friendly housewares, and more.
For more information and to purchase, please visit https://lazoo.org/giftguide/.