Hanging Out with the Animals at the LA Zoo

I attended the screening of the new Disneynature movie BEARS at the Walt Disney Studios in the Frank G. Wells building.  As I walked through the hallways I was surrounded by Disney history – my kind of awesome.

Frank G Wells Building

Disney Archives

We then screened the movie BEARS with an introduction by Paul Baribault, Vice President of Marketing. BEARS is an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, Disneynature’s 2014 big-screen adventure “Bears” follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.

Bears Poster
The movie was really cute and those bear cubs sure do keep their mama busy. Be sure to check back on Friday for the full review of the movie.

After the movie we were given cuddly little stuffed bear cubs and took a short car ride to the LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens for a private tour; we even got to ride around in these cute trams.

LA Zoo Sign

LA Zoo - Trams

We had such a good time taking our little brown bears around the zoo and snapping up pictures of them having fun.

Amber Collage

The Zoo Animals

The LA Zoo is full of wonderful animals such as Chimpanzees, Giraffes, Lemurs, Gorillas, Hippos and even an Alligator. There are so many more to see, check out the full list here.

Black Bear


Condor Wings












One of the impressive exhibits was the Condor Rescue Zone. It is located just inside the entry gates and is full of information about what the LA Zoo is doing to help Condors.

Condor Rescue Collage

As we explored the Condor exhibit we were told there was a surprise for us in the next room. We were introduced to Dolly, a 3 year old California Condor. She isn’t normally available to the public but the LA Zoo was kind enough to let us spend time with her. You can learn more about Dolly on the LA Zoo site.

Dolly 2

The folks at the LA Zoo put together a photo album on Facebook of our trip, click the picture below to view it on Facebook.

Disney Blogger Event at the LA Zoo

Bear Cub Plush

The Disney Store will contribute $1 to the NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION for every BEARS plush purchased between now and 5/11/14. Get yours at the Disney Store.

Disneynature BEARS Amber Plush.

At the end of the tour we got to all ride on the Carousel.
Carousel at the LA Zoo

Want More?

You can find the LA Zoo online at http://www.lazoo.org/ and on Twitter #LAZoo, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

When you go there – don’t forget to stop in their gift shop, they had so many cute items.


LAZoo - Gift Shop - Zoo Keeper Item

Disneynature BEARS opens on April 18th and you can check out a clip here called First Steps.

Like Disneynature on Facebook and follow Disneynature on Twitter. Visit the website: Disney.com/Bears

I am a contributing blogger at 5 Minutes for Mom and Disney send me to the screening of Disneynature Bears and to the Los Angeles Zoo for a private tour. All expenses were paid for the trip but no other compensation was paid and all opinions are my own.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.


  1. I LOVED the trip to the zoo. I want to go back though so I can see all of the animals.


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