There’s lots of great animal news coming out of the Zoo! Catch up on the latest with CEO and Zoo Director Denise M. Verret.
The Zoo has made an incredible effort with young people this season. Read on to discover how programs like Zoo Camp, community engagement through our partnership with the library, and our commitment to equity through paid internships and the Teen Council for Conservation are impacting young hearts and minds.
The Zoo and its staff and volunteers are hard at work celebrating and conserving our marvelous planet during Earth Month. From a focus on birds to the creation of new garden spaces, read on to see why Zoo Director and CEO Denise M. Verret is excited for the rebirth and renewal of spring at the L.A. Zoo.
The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year. It reminds me of another year gone by and of the opportunity for reflection, as we look back at our progress and impact and renew our spirits for a brand-new year to come—a new year that will bring with it opportunities for continued growth and lasting connections.
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of traveling to Africa for the very first time in my life. The purpose of this trip was to prepare and inform me of the full journey I am going to co-lead in Botswana and Namibia later in the fall as part of the Zoo’s travel program, but what happened was far more incredible than anything I could have imagined.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year – it’s a time of birth and renewal when the natural world around us springs back to life. We also use spring as a time to commemorate our planet and the role we all play in protecting it. As we embark on another year celebrating Earth Day on April 22, I am thinking about how the L.A. Zoo is making a sustainable impact on our planet.