Lucas Marques Praises the Rainforest of the Americas LA Zoo Exhibit
Although Lucas Marques is only 13, he is a very articulate and intelligent young man who aspires to be a scientist when he grows up. He is also an avid player of video games as well as a defender of the rights of animals where his compassion runs deep. We met on August 8, 2014 at the Los Angeles Zoo’s newest exhibit The Rainforest of the Americas. Lucas, my service dog Ray, and I were gathered near the piranhas (yes, the zoo has piranhas! Lots and lots of piranhas!) when we started talking to each other. He was excited to do this quick interview because he mentioned that he had just returned from Brazil and he saw more native South American animals here at this new exhibit than he did in their own native habitat. According to him, thanks to the spectacular efforts of the LA Zoo, he can see these wonderful animals and plants up close and personal rather than just looking at pictures of them on the internet.
Hats off to the Los Angeles Zoo for making this happen and for preserving and educating and enriching future generations of young adults such as Lucas. But a state-of-the-art exhibit like this is costly, so you can do your part to offset those costs and keep the animals well fed by purchasing a zoo membership. You never know what antics the animals are up to or what wonderful people you will meet who share your love of animals, so don’t miss out. The official links are below for your convenience.
Visit the Official LA Zoo Rainforest of the Americas website: http://lazoo.org/rainforest/
Check out how we did our part to help save the elephants HERE.
Many more wonderful photo essays from our last year at the Los Angeles Zoo can be found on our Official Harley the Cat Facebook Page. Don’t forget to hit the LIKE button because we have so many more photos and articles to post and we’ve got some great surprises just around the corner. https://www.facebook.com/HarleyTheCat
In addition to our slide show on the main page of our official Phoenix Genesis website, we have a nice photo gallery from our adventures at the LA Zoo on our Phoenix Genesis Flickr account.
Video interview and footage recorded by me, phoenixgenesis, on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA on iPhone. (c) 2014: Phoenix Genesis/MBS LP. All rights reserved.
A special thanks to Lucas’ mom, Lilian Camargo, for allowing me to post this video of her son online. You can check out her amazing accomplishments here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/camargolilian.
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