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Annual Sheep Shearing Event at LA Zoo!

Have you ever witnessed a sheep get a haircut? I don't mean watching Shaun the Sheep going to the barber on T.V.! I mean real farm sheep getting real haircuts. I bit you haven't. But just because you don't live on a farm, it doesn't mean you should miss out on this amazing experience, because in this great city we live in, everything is possible, and watching a sheep getting a haircut is one of them.

sheep sheering event at la zoo

Each year, the flock of Shetland sheep at the L.A. Zoo must have their wool sheared to prevent overheating, and you can be a part of it! This year, you can experience Sheep Shearing at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can see these animals receive their annual haircut, and learn how to care for and groom goats and sheep at educational activity stations. The Southern California Handweavers Guild will also be present to demonstrate weaving methods for different types of fabrics and fibers, including wool from the sheep at the Zoo.

All Sheep Shearing activities are free with paid Zoo admission, which is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under age two. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

For more information about this event, contact Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens at (323) 644-4200 or visit their website.

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