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LA Zoo Celebrates Animal Mates in February

By January 14, 2013

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Los Angeles Zoo Event

I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day for humans. Whether you're single or coupled off, it seems to be a bit of a stressor. But I have to admit to loving the idea of using the commercial holiday to promote animal pairings, for a good cause.

The Los Angeles Zoo is doing just that, with its 'Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy Beast!' event on February 9th at 5 p.m. Celebrating love in the animal kingdom, the evening--taking place in the Witherbee Auditorium--features a talk by actress Joleen Lutz (also known for her work as an interpretive naturalist of zoology).

There will also be a reception with desserts and wines (with an optional four-course dinner at Reggie's Bistro inside the zoo), 'animal walk-abouts' and chats with zoo keepers. The best part: visitors will get the chance to observe small animals, up close and personal.

Other treats like champagne and a long-stemmed rose will also feature.

Proceeds from the annual event will go towards supporting wildlife preservation and conservation at the zoo and around the globe.

Related: The Griffith Observatory

Photo: Tad Motoyama

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