Donkey Kong and Gorillas
Swing on over to the Zoo for Memorial Day weekend and visit the Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Campo Gorilla Reserve! Go hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS game and get a chance to have your picture taken with Donkey Kong himself!
Hang out with the gorillas at 12:30pm daily for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch them smash and tear through cardboard barrels to reach the treats inside!
May 24 through May 27, 2013
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Learn About Our Animals
The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 animals from around the world, representing more than 250 different species, many of which are endangered in the wild.
Learn about our invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Giraffe Calf Born
On April 22, the Zoo’s animal community soared to new heights with the birth of a female giraffe calf named SOFIE. The calf, weighing in at 135 pounds and standing six feet tall, was named by donor Robert McMillan after his great granddaughter.
This is the first baby for the Zoo’s female Masai giraffe, Hasina, fathered by Artimus.
Ride the Carousel
Enjoy the Zoo’s wonderful Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel! Made possible by a generous gift from Ann and Jerry Moss, this amazing addition to the Zoo experience features 64 unique hand-carved wooden figures and a universally accessible standing chariot. Located next to Treetops Terrace.
- Open daily: 10:15am to 4:45pm
- $3 per ride (revenue helps fund programs at the Zoo!)
Register for Summer ZooCamp!
Each day brings new discoveries as youngsters have the time of their lives going ape over the Zoo's hundreds of amazing animals. Through fun, safe, engaging activities, your campers will trail blaze through the week. This adventure is one that your child will never forget!
June 17 through August 9, 2013
9am - 3pm
L.A. Zoo/Aquarium of the Pacific Combo Ticket
Two Great Attractions, One Low Price!
Visit the Los Angeles Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach for one great price! Less than an hour’s drive away, the Zoo and the Aquarium can both be visited in one day or on separate days.