LA Zoo BEASTLY BALL Honors TOMS’ Heather Mycoskie and Entertainment Atty Ken Ziffren

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Betty White with a Columbian red-tailed boa at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 2012 Beastly Ball.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Betty White with a Columbian red-tailed boa at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 2012 Beastly Ball.

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) 44th Annual Beastly Ball, honoring animal advocate Heather Mycoskie and Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award recipient Ken Ziffren, is set for Saturday, June 14, 2014, 6 pm at the Los Angeles Zoo. In keeping with the Zoo’s role as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife, this year’s Beastly Ball also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Beastly Ball guests stroll through the Zoo after hours watching animal feedings, chatting with keepers, viewing small animals up close, and enjoying entertainment, dancing, and dining on bountiful fare provided by some of L.A.’s most popular restaurants.

As the newly appointed TOMS Chief Animal Lover, Heather Mycoskie is being recognized for the new “TOMS Animal Initiative,” which partners with animal-focused organizations to raise money and awareness for specific endangered species.

Ken Ziffren, veteran entertainment industry attorney and the Mayor of Los Angeles’s Senior Advisor on television and film production, has been named the fourth recipient of the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award, which honors entertainment industry professionals in recognition of outstanding leadership in local or global wildlife and environmental conservation or for efforts to promote civic pride and harmony in our multi-cultural community.

The Beastly Ball traditionally attracts nearly 1,000 attendees and raises more than $1 million annually for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

Tickets to the Beastly Ball are $1,000 per person, with individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities at higher levels also available. For tickets and information, call (323) 644-4753. www.lazoo.org