A donation of $35 brings a sweetheart a photo of the animal you choose, an official certificate designating them guardian of the animal's species at the zoo for one year and a romantic message from the sender.
Burbank native Mary Perassolo is a GLAZA member and has donated to the program for herself and her brother for five years.
“I feel I am doing something to help an endangered species and support participation in a wildlife conservation program,” she said.
This year she adopted a Meerkat, which is a member of the mongoose family.
“I have seen them at the zoo. They are very adorable,” she said.
For more information, visit www.lazoo.org/support/adopt/ or call (323) 644-6035.
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