Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day With The Island Fox

This weekend you can help celebrate Earth Day with the endangered island fox. Friends of the Island Fox will be at:

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Saturday and Sunday, April 17 & 18
10 AM - 4 PM

The L. A. Zoo will be highlighting California species as part of their Earth Day celebration. Friends of the Island Fox will be on hand to offer special activities both days:

  • 11:30 AM - Radio Tracking Demonstration
  • 12:00 PM - Island Fox Exhibit Talk
  • 2:30 PM - Island Fox Exhibit Talk
  • 3:00 PM - Radio Tracking Demonstration

We will be located near the island fox exhibit in the heart of the Zoo. Come by, say ‘Hello’ and meet an island fox.

For L.A. Zoo hours and directions:

Both the L.A. Zoo and the Santa Barbara Zoo played an important role in developing husbandry methods that contributed to the success of captive breeding for the island fox. Saving endangered species depends on knowledge about dietary needs and reproductive behavior. Zoos can play an important role in increasing scientific understanding and providing public education about endangered species. Come out and support the zoo’s conservation efforts