Photo Credit: Tad Motoyama

The Los Angeles Zoo will be hosting a two-day event on the importance of preventing the loss of endangered species and preserving the ecosystems these species depend upon.

To recognize the 10th  anniversary of Endangered Species Day,  Zoo officials have set aside Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, to focus on four species it is actively fighting to keep from going extinct in the wild: Southern Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, Peninsular Pronghorn, California Condor, and Western Lowland Gorilla.

Activities are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can both observe the animals and also receive information on how they can help preserve the species.

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of

the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $19 for adults and $14 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at