When most people hear the word “pig,” they think only of the pink barnyard variety. But there are 16 pig and hog species in the world, three of which are represented at the Los Angeles Zoo. (The Zoo also houses… read more →
To celebrate Leap Day 2016, the L.A. Zoo pays tribute to the vibrant frog collection on exhibit at the LAIR. Conservationists often rely on images of big, charismatic mammals to rally support for environmental causes. The plight facing polar bears,… read more →
Status: This falcon is listed as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to its large range. Although common in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, the wild population in Europe is… read more →
In Chinese astrology, there are 12 animal zodiac signs, cycled over 12 years—the monkey is the ninth. Each year coincides with one of five elements: gold (metal), water, wood, fire, and earth. Both the sign and element of a person’s… read more →
On the Chinese calendar, February 8, 2016 marked the beginning of the year of the fire monkey, igniting twelve months of adventure and ambition for all. Those born under this particular zodiac sign can be lively, resourceful, and clever, much… read more →
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