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This LA Zoo Event Lets You Drink Craft Beer With Exotic Animals

The LA Zoo is having its 6th annual Brew At The Zoo! The event is on Friday, August 5th, at 7pm and advertises 40+ local breweries, live music, close-up animal encounters, and plenty of specialty food options.

“BREW AT THE L.A. ZOO RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2016, FEATURING 40+ LOCAL CRAFT AND MICROBREWERIES, ECLECTIC LIVE MUSIC LINEUP, DJ JOHNNY HAWKES, DANCING, PUB-STYLE GRUB, VIP LOUNGE WITH FOOD, SPECIALTY DRINKS AND EARLY ACCESS, ZOOKEEPER TALKS, UP-CLOSE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS, AND VISITS TO HABITATS”

They warn that the event often sells out so don’t miss out on your chance to drink a beer with a monkey! You can get your tickets early here.

Standard tickets are $65, but if you’re a designated driver you get a special pricing of $25, and there’s even an option for a VIP ticket at $125. The event is for guests 21 and over.

Some of the food items being offered to general admission ticket holders are: Bavarian glazed cinnamon roasted almonds, kettle corn, garlic fries, pulled pork sandwiches and more. VIP ticket holders have a much wider variety of a specialty foods offered including: Korean BBQ wings, Tex-Mex Brisket poutine, and specialty cocktails. You can find a full list of foods that will be available here.

The event description specifies that the animal encounters will be with the zoo’s “smaller residents” and that they will be retiring several of the other animals to their quarters for the night as they do with other events.

So you won’t exactly be having a beer with a lion, but hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to share a cold one with an anteater!

Either way, a zoo is a pretty spectacular and unique place to enjoy a good craft beer.

Looks like this keg belongs to our tiger! #BrewattheLAZoo!

A photo posted by The Los Angeles Zoo (@thelosangeleszoo) on

“Participating breweries* include Alosta Brewing Company, Alpine Beer Company , Angel City Brewing , Baja Brewing Company , Ballast Point Brewing , Barefoot Wine, Bootlegger’s Brewery , Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, Common Cider, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Fireman’s Brew Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewery , Goose Island , Great Divide Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company , I&I Brewing , Indie Brewing Company , Iron Triangle Brewing, Kinetic Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Latitude 33 Brewing Co., MacLeod Ale Brewery, Mother Earth Brew Co., New Belgium, Pacific Plate Brewing , Pocock Brewing, Ritual Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, San Fernando Brewing Co. , Shock Top , Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., SKA Brewing , Stone Brewing Company, Surf Brewing , The Dude’s Brewing Company, The Traveler Beer Co., Transplants Brewing and Westlake Brewing Company.” –LA Zoo

 

Photo Credit: La Zoo

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Egyptian Zoo Under Fire Over Animal Cannibalism Claim

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Animals in an Egyptian zoo are making headlines after a photograph of a baboon was shared through social media. According to The Cairo Post, an African baboon at a zoo in the Al Sharqia governorate was shown cannibalized by its cage mates.

A post by Miss Asmaa in the Save an Innocent Animal Soul Facebook page says that the animals in the zoo are either dying of extreme hunger or resorting to cannibalism to survive.

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The Zakazik Zoo director has since denied these claims stating that the baboon was injured in a rampage because his wife abandoned him to take care of their newborn baby. The baboon has since been isolated.

While it’s mostly he said/she said the photo does raise concerns over the well-being of zoo animals in the country.

In 2004, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums took the certification from the Giza Zoo due to animal welfare problems.

Regardless, those injuries to the baboon should have been treated immediately if that were the case.

Photo: Miss Asmaa/CairoPost

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This Zoo Lets You Eat the Animals on Display

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Langau am Albis, a zoo south of Zurich, is known for serving game meat at their exhibits. While one’s initial thought would be that the act is appalling, especially with such exotic creatures, it’s quite the opposite. The zoo serves game meat at restaurants and park grounds as a means to control the animal population.

No, they’re not cooking up anything endangered like rhinos, elephants or tigers. Rather, animals like deer and boar are the most common meats shot, the cooked for the zoo’s dining facilities. Since so many animals are born each year to the zoo, if new homes are can’t be found, they are killed for human consumption.

Martin Kilchenmann, a spokesman for the zoo, according to Fox News, says that the process of killing and cooling the animals is actually ecological. It also teaches the park visitors about the “natural cycle” of the animal kingdom.

Some of the dishes include “Braised Roast Wild Boar with Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables” and “Venison in Cognac Sauce.”

H/T Fox News