As kids we grew up with merry-go-rounds with wooden horses, carousel music and dreams of a brass ring. The Los Angeles Zoo has come up with an updated version, complete with a variety of endangered species.
The new Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel opened October 27th features 66 hand-carved wooden animal figures – including Siberian tigers, baby rhinos and a tapir, all on the endangered species list. This unique carousel will help raise money for the Los Angeles Zoo through single rides ($3) up to a full sponsorship ($2,500).
Along with the special rides, the music is updated too, featuring selections from the Police, Janet Jackson, Amy Grant, Styx, and the Go Go’s. It’s a very special ride for a very special cause – a “must see” the next time you’re in the southern California area.