As human beings, we must all strive to take part in caring for the wide diversity of life here on earth. Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is a proud supporter of plant and animal conservation organizations worldwide and we believe that only by working together can we help to prevent extinction of endangered animals and save them from the evil hands of our lesser selves.
After receiving a formal invitation from the Los Angeles Zoo, Wushu Shaolin Entertainment along with prevalent Chinese cultural artisans, performed for all of the guests during the Chinese Lunar New Year. It was a mesmerizing demonstration of cultural diversity, Dance, Martial Arts, and an extraordinary Dragon Dance Costume.
For many of the guests, it was an unforgettable experience, sharing culture and insight and serving to educate Los Angelinos and inspire others along the way. The Los Angeles Zoo was first established in 1912, better known as the Griffith Park Zoo, and was relocated to the current location in November of 1966. Many years later, in the 1990’s, city officials passed a $300 million USD budget proposal drafted to deal with the infrastructure of the facility. Since then, in 1998, the zoo opened “Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains”, followed by “Red Ape Rainforest” in 2000, and the “Komodo Dragon Exhibit” thereafter.
In 2002, the zoo became a certified botanical gardens and the official name of the institution was changed to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Spread throughout the zoo grounds, there are 15 different collections, highlighting over 800 different plant species, with a total of over 7,400 individual plants. The Los Angeles Zoo has even been successful in its breeding program of the rare California condor, helping to grow the number of condors in the world from a low of 22 in the 1980s to over 430 today. It is one of the few zoos worldwide to have the mountain tapir.
In addition to conservation efforts, there is even an animal hospital, named after philanthropists Robert and Suzanne Gottlieb, the facility is situated in a restricted area of the zoo. Among other features, it includes a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, an on-site commissary, a surgical suite with observation area, and research facilities. The smallest patient treated was a spider tortoise (0.08 kg) and the largest was an Asian elephant (4,826 kg).
In order to better facilitate all of the various activities, The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, a nonprofit corporation, was created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. Also known as GLAZA, their primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the zoo’s programs and capital projects.
Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to to have such profound opportunities to help inspire a new generation of humanity. We believe there is nothing more compelling than inspiring humanity to develop the courage of a lion and accomplish great success in life. For countless generations Ancient Chinese people learned to live in harmony with the environment. This ancient way of life stressed the importance of caring for the environment and sharing a symbiotic relationship with all things in life. Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to continue passing down the traditions handed down for so many generations.
We believe that art, culture, and education are our only hope, if we are to build a safe society filled with capable human beings. Each opportunity to educate and inspire humanity is more valuable than all the money in the world. It takes but one person to stand up and change the world. Imagine if we inspire countless others to take that leap and help build a better future. We hope that everyone will develop into courageous human beings fighting for a better world.
Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.
The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.