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Animals Depend on People, Too

Take care of an animal each and every month at the LA Zoo.

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    Animals Depend on People, Too
    Bruce Gelvin
    Support a denizen of the LA Zoo via the A.D.O.P.T. program.

    While we're flurrying around in this season of shoppery, there are gifts out there that will continue to last for a very long time to come, not only for the good they deliver but the joy the bring. (A wonderful one-two punch in the gift-giving world, we'll add.)

    The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association is sponsoring an animal-nice "A.D.O.P.T." program. "A.D.O.P.T." stands for Animals Depend on People, Too, and it seeks to pair human "parents" with a different zoo denizen over a 12-month period. Meaning that in April you might be supporting meerkat, and in October an orangutan.

    That's the long (tail) and short (snout) of it. Nice.

    A.D.O.P.T. is $350 a year, but if you'd like to gift this to an animal lover you know, and that's a bit outside of the spending pool this year, the Association has one-month A.D.O.P.T. plans for $35. There's a six-month package as well.

    We also see it as a great reason to check in on one's furry, tail-swinging children throughout the year. Just to keep a loving eye on their monkeying around.

    Learn more about the animals in the tax-deductible A.D.O.P.T. program. There are some universal superstars of the kingdom on the roster. Elephants! Tigers! All part of our larger family, and ours to take care of.