Earth Month might have officially wrapped on April 30, but bestowing that title upon each and every month of the calendar seems fitting, as we do all exist upon the Earth during the full length of the year. (No spoiler alert required, surely.)
Wild for the Planet at the Los Angeles Zoo is keeping the tenets of Earth Month alive each weekend through Sunday, May 22, with a bevy of beast-beautiful to-dos. The multi-activity happening puts the focus on our furry and scaly and feather-laden co-earthlings, many of which are endangered (and all deserving of our concern and respect).
Endangered Species Day, in fact, arrives just days ahead of the final Wild for the Planet weekend. Perhaps, during your zoo visit, you'll learn more endangered and vulnerable species, including the Tasmanian devil, and snow leopards, Komodo dragons, and the colorful cassowary, and what conservation efforts are currently afoot to make sure these majestic animals thrive.
"Special animal feedings and zoo keeper talks underscoring conservation" are some centerpieces to the Earth-affectionate happenings, so be at the Griffith Park animal park at 1 o'clock or at 2 on a Saturday or Sunday through May 22.
An interactive puppet show, which will happen thrice daily on weekends through that date, stars a "brave raccoon leading a quest to save an endangered species." One extra treat from the puppet realm? You'll see a condor puppet, too, "inspired by" the California Condor Recovery Program.
A Worm Composting Demo on May 21'll get wriggly, and Upcycling Inspiration Lab puts the focus on what we can make with our recyclables.
Feeling the planetary love? And connection to all living things? Of course, we don't need to wait for spring, or Earth Month, or Endangered Species Day to gain knowledge; it can be a year-round pursuit.
But Wild for the Planet at the Zoo is a roar-y, recycle-tastic, help-one-another event that serves as an important reminder in this realm.
And if important reminders can arrive with adorable raccoon puppets, and real-world giraffes and lions, so much the better.