Last Saturday a neighbor friend and I were happy to attend the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA's) Sunset Safari event. We were treated to a visit of the zoo and saw lots of animals, had dinner, and there were also several bands with live musicians. We got to explore the zoo after hours and meet with some of their staff, and I even met the very genial Zoo Director, John Lewis. This special and most enjoyable evening is a benefit of the zoo's SAFARI CLUB, an upper-level giving society of GLAZA, the zoo's support organization.
GLAZA (the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association) is a private, non-profit organization supporting the Los Angeles Zoo. GLAZA funds plant and animal exhibits, works on species conservation, capital projects, educational outreach, etc., and also has a huge volunteer corp of more than 800 individuals. For more information about the zoo or GLAZA, visit www.lazoo.org/support.
The evening featured delicious food, lots of live music, dancing, and the most wonderful chance to see various animals up close. Here are a few pictures of the beautiful animals, who were very fun to photograph up close.
Make sure you take a trip out to the Zoo sometime soon, it's great fun and very educational for kids of all ages.