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Looking for a Unique Way to Say I Love You? Adopt a Zoo Animal for Valentine's Day

The LA Zoo is a leader in conservation efforts to preserve wildlife around the globe

Looking for a wild way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Show your love with a gift that helps save endangered species and symbolically ADOPT an animal at the Los Angeles Zoo! All ADOPT packages include a personalized adoption certificate and a beautiful photo factsheet of your chosen animal. Plus, ADOPTions at $50 or higher will include a paper-framed 4x6 in. color photograph of an adorable Gerenuk nuzzle!

All our resident animals are available for ADOPTion, and all gifts are fully tax-deductible! Proceeds support high-impact, results-driven conservation efforts to save wildlife and engage communities across five continents.

As a conservation organization, the LA Zoo's goal is to shape a better future for wildlife, humans, and our shared world. "It is the heart of who we are and what we do. From innovative animal care to inspiring personal connections; from education and advocacy to building and cultivating lasting partnerships rooted in equity; from leading conservation efforts throughout the world to empowering Angelenos to connect to nature in their own spaces, our work is to conserve and protect the health and wellness of our shared planet for all."

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 2,200 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species, of which more than 58 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo's botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo receives nearly 1.8 million visitors per year and is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles. The daily management of the Zoo is overseen by Chief Executive Officer & Zoo Director Denise M. Verret. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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