Latest Los Angeles Zoo Stories

2011-01-20 00:00:53

The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has helped nearly 400 visually impaired Israelis since 1991 by training dogs to respond to commands, familiarizing them with local Israeli streets, as well as safety protocols. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has commended the Winnick Family Foundation for its contributions in support of the Center's guide dog program. The Center, based at the Beit Oved cooperative in central Israel, has aided...

2010-12-14 00:01:27

A humane education program worked with ninety teens who were interested in becoming veterinarians or veterinary-medicine technicians. The students were able to arrange a free spay-neuter day that saw twenty cats and dogs fixed and vaccinated, found permanent homes for 50 abandoned, free-roaming dogs and set up three runs into remote areas to rescue dogs in danger. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 The Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah has lauded the Winnick Family...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

The program, made possible by a grant from Winnick Family Foundation, lays the groundwork for teaching children in Jerusalem about environmentally-friendly materials, principles of sustainability, and how to preserve the earth through knowledge of science and technology. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 The Winnick Sustainable Development Program, now in its second year at Bloomfield Science Museum, expanded in 2010 to provide environmental education classes to more than 900 low...

2009-11-16 14:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Zoo announced that Randa, a 40-year-old Indian rhinoceros, has successfully completed treatment for skin cancer using a breakthrough cancer treatment platform designed to deliver electronic, x-ray based therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/SF11909) Randa was recently diagnosed with recurrent squamous cell carcinoma under her...

2009-11-03 07:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America's premier convention centers and sports venues, announced today it has signed multi-year contract renewals with the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and the Los Angeles Zoo. With the new agreements in place, Centerplate will continue to provide custom hospitality solutions for ORDA, the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics and a Centerplate partner for over 25 years, and the Los Angeles...

2009-06-13 07:35:00

The city of Los Angeles recently dished out $7.4 million for the construction a China-themed, feng shui-approved monkey cage for the city's zoo.  The extravagant expenditure was made in anticipation of the arrival of a trio of rare golden snub-nosed monkey that China had promised to lend. Recently however, the Chinese government has changed their mind and now says that the exotic primates will not be leaving their homeland, leaving officials at the L.A. Zoo scrambling to find a suitable...

2009-03-18 13:20:00

- Published author and illustrator, the Foundation's new chairwoman is also a member of the Board of Commissioners at the Los Angeles Zoo. - Grants and gifts from the family and foundation focus on education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare, the environment and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Winnick Family Foundation has announced the appointment of Karen Winnick as chairwoman of the foundation's board...

2008-07-28 03:00:24

By Sue Doyle LOS ANGELES - Thousands of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles Zoo on Sunday when a fast-moving brush fire ignited in Griffith Park, scorching 25 acres before it was contained, authorities said. No injuries or damage to homes or buildings was reported from the flames, which broke out at 12:40 p.m. on 5 acres in the park's northwest corner near the Travel Town Museum. About 200 firefighters battled the blaze for three hours before getting the upper hand on flames...

2007-05-16 09:04:58

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ruby, the Los Angeles Zoo's oldest elephant, left for an animal sanctuary Tuesday to live out her retirement following years of lobbying by animal-rights activists. The 46-year-old African elephant, who spent 20 years at the zoo, was loaded before dawn into the back of an air-conditioned truck bound for the Performing Animal Welfare Society Elephant Sanctuary in San Andreas, southeast of Sacramento. She had been off-exhibit at the zoo and living alone since the death of a...

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