LA Zoo Babies- Name the Kangaroo Deadline

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Gayle Anderson was live at the Los Angeles Zoo, where there is Rosie, the adorable baby hippo. But have you heard about the zoo other babies, such as the Koala, Howler Monkey, Colobus Monkey, Giraffe, Giant River Otter Pups, Peninsular Pronghorn, Coquerel’s Sifaka, the five baby Chimps, and the newly hatched Piranha? Yes, they are all at the Los Angeles Zoo waiting for your visit. In fact, get a special Los Angeles Zoo Activity Guide containing fun facts and a map to find all the babies. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to name a baby animal, a Kangaroo Joey, by participating in the #NameOurRoo Contest. The Grand Prize is a GoPro HERO4 Camera and a Family Deluxe Membership.

Why are there so many zoo babies? Some births, such as Hippo Rosie’s birth, are a happy surprise, but most are carefully planned as part of the Los Angeles Zoo’s effort to save endangered and vulnerable species.

Zoos breed animals as a hedge against extinction in the wild.  Many species, including the Black-Footed Ferret, Arabian Oryx, Spix’s Macaw, and the California Condor, only survive today thanks to breeding programs. Visit now to learn about these animals and the zoo’s efforts to safeguard them.

And, don’t forget to enter the #NameOurRoo contest. This Sunday, April 26th is the deadline. Visit the L.A. Zoo before the contest deadline, April 26, take a picture of the Western gray kangaroo baby or any part of the exhibit, post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NameOurRoo and your proposed name, or upload your photo and proposed name HERE (“Entry”). Then share your entry with friends via a special link provided and encourage them to vote for your proposed name.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a GoPro HERO4 Camera ($399 value) and a Family Deluxe Membership to the Zoo ($165 value), while two runners up each receive a Family Membership ($126 value).  More details and the official rules are available HERE.

By the way, Spring is the perfect time to visit both the Los Angeles Zoo, with its baby Hippo, Giraffe and Chimpanezes and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, which is home to baby Sharks and Penguins. See them all for one low admission rate: $39 Adult (12+), $26 Child, and $38 Senior (62+).

  • Los Angeles Zoo admission includes a variety of engaging opportunities to learn about wildlife, such as up-close animal encounters, keeper talks, and the World of Birds show.
  • With Aquarium of the Pacific admission, explore the darkest depths of the ocean with Wonders of the Deep and enjoy special feedings, touch tanks, SCUBA diver shows and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to “Spring” into discovery with wonders of the land and sea. Less than an hour’s drive apart, the L.A. Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific can be visited in one day or on separate days.

Meet Our Babies
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200

Meet Our Babies
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com