The Zoo in the News

Everyone's always buzzing about the Zoo. Here are some of the latest headlines:

Lions Debut at the L.A. Zoo
"Sorry, Brad and Angelina, but a New Power Couple Has Arrived in Los Angeles"

E! Online - March 27, 2014

African lions Kalisa and Hubert—or should we say Kabert? Hulisa?— debut at the L.A. Zoo. Read more.
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"L.A. Zoo Animal Keepers Weigh in on Noah's Ark"

Fusion Network - March 27, 2014

Animal experts from the Zoo discuss what Noah would have been up against on the Ark. Read more.

Violet's Birthday Bash at the Zoo

"Christina Milian Celebrates Daughter's Birthday at the L.A. Zoo"

Life & Style - March 19, 2014

Actress and singer-songwriter Christina Milian shares photos of her four-year-old daughter's Zoo-themed birthday bash. Read more.

Big Cat Week: Betty White Goes Wild

"Big Cat Week: Betty White Goes Wild"

National Geographic - Airing April 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. (ET)

Betty White heads to the Los Angeles Zoo to talk about her love of big cats in this episode of National Geographic's Big Cat Week. Read more.

Man Wins Unconditional Love of a Goose

"Man Wins Unconditional Love of a Goose"

CBS News - March 9, 2014

This is a story of the friendship between a man and a goose at the Los Angeles Zoo. Read more.

Make-A-Wish at the L.A. Zoo

"Make-A-Wish Teen at the L.A. Zoo"

Daily News - February 27, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Ashley got her wish when she became an animal keeper at the Zoo for a day. Read more.


"How Invasive Plants at LAX Feed Giraffes and Elephants at the L.A. Zoo"

Los Angeles Times - February 20, 2014

A unique partnership between the airport and the Zoo keeps invasive species out of landfills and gives zoo animals a leafy treat. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Animal RX at Children's Hospital"

L.A. Observed - February 14, 2014

California condor Dolly and her keeper, Mike Clark, pay a special visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Read more.

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"Sex and the City Zoo vs. 50 Shades! The Musical"

Los Angeles Magazine - February 7, 2014

Comparing two wildly different events: a risqué musical parody of 50 Shades of Gray and the Zoo's "provocative presentation" about animal mating. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Sex in the City Zoo: Knowing How Animals Breed Is Vital and Earthy"

KPCC's "Off Ramp"- January 29, 2014

To promote the Zoo's Valentine's event, "Sex and the City Zoo," former L.A. Zoo Curator Mike Dee spoke with KPCC about animal mating, dating and cohabitating. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Let GLAZA Market the Zoo"

Los Angeles Times - December 22, 2013

The Times editorial board opines, "The zoo's nonprofit fundraising arm might be able to bring magic back to the animal kingdom." Read more.

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"Renegade Hollywood Park Flamingos May Be Last to Leave Racetrack"

Los Angeles Times - December 17, 2013

A crew from the L.A. Zoo helps round up flamingos that fled when the rest of their flock was transported from the Betfair Hollywood Park to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Record 21 Condors Treated at L.A. Zoo for Lead Poisoning"

Los Angeles Times - October 30, 2013

A statewide ban on lead ammunition may reduce the number of California condors suffering from lead toxicity in the future. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Komodo Dragon Babies at the L.A. Zoo" (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Times - October 2013

The Los Angeles Zoo is trying to raise the population of female Komodo dragons, a giant and endangered lizard, by using a DNA test originally devised for identifying the gender of bird egg. Watch video.

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"Ryan Kavanaugh's 5 Favorite Los Angeles-Area Views from a Helicopter"

Forbes Life - September 23, 2013

In case you have the chance to take a helicopter ride over Los Angeles... Read more.

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"10 Great Places to Ride a Carousel"

USA Today - August 29, 2013

The Zoo's Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel made USA Today's list of memorable merry-go-rounds. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"Most Magical Carousels in the U.S." - August 14, 2013

More praise for our carousel, named one of the "best in the country" by Fox News. Read more.

California Condor Dolly

"6 Favorite Carousels for Los Angeles Kids"

Red Tricycle - February 28, 2013

The popular parenting site Red Tricycle picks six local carousels for L.A. kids, calling the Zoo's Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel "so much more than just ponies!" Read more.

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