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Demonstrations and Shows

Today, February 22

Sunday, February 25
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Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Campo Gorilla Reserve
Gorillas go through a morning routine just like we do. Get to know our gorillas and learn about their behavior from one of our education specialists.

Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sea Life Cliffs
Say hello to our seals—and learn firsthand about the care they receive from their devoted keepers at the L.A. Zoo.

Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Wasserman Family Thai Pavilion at Elephants of Asia
Watch a training session with our Asian elephants and learn how zookeepers use positive reinforcement to build bonds with the elephants—and keep them healthy and safe.

Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

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Tomistoma Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Tomistoma Exhibit
Join us as keepers share insight on our resident Tomistomas near the LAIR.

Tomistoma Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Hippo Encounter

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Hippo Exhibit
Get an up-close, behind-the-scenes opportunity to meet our beloved hippos, Mara and baby Rosie for this separately ticketed experience.

Hippo Encounter

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Animals & You

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

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Campfire Stories

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

California Condor Rescue Zone
Gather ‘round the (pretend) campfire and join us for an interactive story time featuring condors and their animal friends.

Campfire Stories

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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Walkabout Australia

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Kangaroo/ Tasmanian Devil Exhibits
You never know what you’ll encounter on an Australia Walkabout! A rotating slate of daily programs may include animal feedings, tours, and keeper talks.

Walkabout Australia

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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Bird Walk

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Aviary
Experience the Aviary’s sights and sounds as you explore the immersive exhibit with an education specialist.

Bird Walk

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Otter Talk

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Monday, February 26
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Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Main Flamingo Exhibit
Watch our flamingos greet the day while an education specialist shares fascinating facts about these boisterous birds.

Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Wasserman Family Thai Pavilion at Elephants of Asia
Watch a training session with our Asian elephants and learn how zookeepers use positive reinforcement to build bonds with the elephants—and keep them healthy and safe.

Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

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Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Whether using binoculars to see small details, joining our education specialists in nature journaling, investigating animal tracks, studying teeth, examining poop, leaves or anything in between, we’re going to slow things down so we can actually “see” our world.

Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 27
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Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Campo Gorilla Reserve
Gorillas go through a morning routine just like we do. Get to know our gorillas and learn about their behavior from one of our education specialists.

Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sea Life Cliffs
Say hello to our seals—and learn firsthand about the care they receive from their devoted keepers at the L.A. Zoo.

Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Hippo Talk

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Join us for lunchtime with our resident hippos, Rosie and Mara, as they get tasty treats from their keeper.

Hippo Talk

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Exploration Station (Australia)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Whether using binoculars to see small details, joining our education specialists in nature journaling, investigating animal tracks, studying teeth, examining poop, leaves or anything in between, we’re going to slow things down so we can actually “see” our world.

Exploration Station (Australia)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Wednesday, February 28
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Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Main Flamingo Exhibit
Watch our flamingos greet the day while an education specialist shares fascinating facts about these boisterous birds.

Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Wasserman Family Thai Pavilion at Elephants of Asia
Watch a training session with our Asian elephants and learn how zookeepers use positive reinforcement to build bonds with the elephants—and keep them healthy and safe.

Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

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Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Whether using binoculars to see small details, joining our education specialists in nature journaling, investigating animal tracks, studying teeth, examining poop, leaves or anything in between, we’re going to slow things down so we can actually “see” our world.

Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Today, February 22
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Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Campo Gorilla Reserve
Gorillas go through a morning routine just like we do. Get to know our gorillas and learn about their behavior from one of our education specialists.

Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sea Life Cliffs
Say hello to our seals—and learn firsthand about the care they receive from their devoted keepers at the L.A. Zoo.

Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Exploration Station (Australia)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Whether using binoculars to see small details, joining our education specialists in nature journaling, investigating animal tracks, studying teeth, examining poop, leaves or anything in between, we’re going to slow things down so we can actually “see” our world.

Exploration Station (Australia)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday, February 23
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Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Main Flamingo Exhibit
Watch our flamingos greet the day while an education specialist shares fascinating facts about these boisterous birds.

Good Morning Flamingos

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Wasserman Family Thai Pavilion at Elephants of Asia
Watch a training session with our Asian elephants and learn how zookeepers use positive reinforcement to build bonds with the elephants—and keep them healthy and safe.

Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

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Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Whether using binoculars to see small details, joining our education specialists in nature journaling, investigating animal tracks, studying teeth, examining poop, leaves or anything in between, we’re going to slow things down so we can actually “see” our world.

Exploration Station (South America)

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 24
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Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Campo Gorilla Reserve
Gorillas go through a morning routine just like we do. Get to know our gorillas and learn about their behavior from one of our education specialists.

Good Morning Gorillas

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sea Life Cliffs
Say hello to our seals—and learn firsthand about the care they receive from their devoted keepers at the L.A. Zoo.

Seal Demonstration

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

10:45 am - 11:00 am

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Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Wasserman Family Thai Pavilion at Elephants of Asia
Watch a training session with our Asian elephants and learn how zookeepers use positive reinforcement to build bonds with the elephants—and keep them healthy and safe.

Elephant Demonstration

11:00 am - 11:20 am

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Alligator Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Alligator Exhibit (across from Reggie's Bistro)
Join us as keepers share insight on Reggie the Alligator.

Alligator Talk

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Hippo Encounter

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Hippo Exhibit
Get an up-close, behind-the-scenes opportunity to meet our beloved hippos, Mara and baby Rosie for this separately ticketed experience.

Hippo Encounter

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains Exhibit
The L.A. Zoo has one of the largest chimpanzee troops in the nation. During this daily activity, an educational specialist will be on hand to chat about these great apes as they go through their midday routine.

Chimp Chat

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

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Animals & You

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Winnick Family Children’s Zoo
You’re sure to have a wild time during these close-up creature encounters! Come eye to eye with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents—and learn all about them from specially trained volunteers.

Animals & You

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

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Campfire Stories

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

California Condor Rescue Zone
Gather ‘round the (pretend) campfire and join us for an interactive story time featuring condors and their animal friends.

Campfire Stories

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

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Walkabout Australia

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Kangaroo/ Tasmanian Devil Exhibits
You never know what you’ll encounter on an Australia Walkabout! A rotating slate of daily programs may include animal feedings, tours, and keeper talks.

Walkabout Australia

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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Bird Walk

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Aviary
Experience the Aviary’s sights and sounds as you explore the immersive exhibit with an education specialist.

Bird Walk

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Angela Collier World of Birds Theater
The World of Birds Show has been delighting audiences for nearly 40 years. This free-flight show spotlights the natural behaviors and amazing abilities of its stars.

World of Birds Show

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Otter Talk

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Rainforest Stilt House
Learn about some of the zoo's most playful residents as they swim, slip, and slide around their exhibit.

Otter Talk

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Year of the Dog is the Perfect Time to Get to Know the Zoo’s African Painted Dog Siblings!

Photo by Jamie Pham

As Angelenos prepare to celebrate Lunar New Year this Friday with colorful parades and family-friendly festivals, the Los Angeles Zoo hopes to educate guests on a species of canine in our own collection – the African painted dog. This particular wild species may be lesser known than domesticated dogs, but like your dog at home they also share a few key similarities to humans born in the Year of the Dog, namely being loyal, clever, and very social.

“African painted dogs are a caring community of individuals that work together for the welfare of the whole pack,” said Beth Schaefer, General Curator at the Los Angeles Zoo. “They play and hunt as a group and will skillfully divide up duties among the pack. They are also very loyal and are known to take care of each other. If one member of the group stays behind from a hunt due to illness or to watch the young, the hunters will bring back food for that animal.”

The largest populations of African painted dogs reside in the scrub savannah, grassy plains, and lightly wooded areas of southern and eastern Africa. The species has a mottled pattern of black, brown, yellow, and white fur that is unique to each individual animal and serves to make the pack look larger, confusing their predators and prey. Their long legs and streamlined bodies contribute to their speed and edurance, and in a sprint, African painted dogs can reach speeds of more than 44 miles per hour. Their oversized, rounded ears enhance their hearing and provide temperature regulation.

This carnivorous species is known as the most successful hunters in Africa, preying mostly on medium-sized antelope. However, their own numbers continue to decline due to reasons out of their control such as habitat loss, poacher’s snares, shooting by ranchers, vehicular traffic, and infectious disease. There are only between 5,000 to 6,000 African painted dogs existing in the wild and around 135 living in 35 zoos in the United States. Zoos continue to educate the public about this endangered predator because their dwindling numbers in the wild could lead to alarming consequences to their environment.

“It is crucial to learn about predators like the African painted dog because they are a keystone species in any ecosystem,” said Schaefer. “Without these predators in the environment, grazing species would overpopulate and eat all of the vegetation. Without vegetation there would be erosion and massive changes to the ecosystem. It’s a little easier to understand their role as a predator in the world when you learn how important their existence is to maintaining a delicate balance.”

Guests can view the three-year-old siblings, females Zahra and Ayana, and male Boss, in their habitat near Gorilla Grill, weather permitting.

About the Los Angeles Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at www.lazoo.org.

$10 Off Any Membership Purchase, and an Exclusive #lazoolove Photo Op On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Snow Leopard Couple Love

Photo by Jamie Pham

Spend some koala-ty time with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day at the L.A. Zoo by taking advantage of a 2 for 1 discount* for all couples on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm. Purchase a general adult admission ticket and receive a second ticket of equal or lesser value for free. Offer is available for online ticket purchases only using discount code: LAZOOLOVE Tickets available at www.lazoo.org. Limit 6 ticket purchases per person. Guests will also be able to enjoy a #LAZooLove Valentine’s Day photo op. All visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #LAZooLove during their visit.

Zoo visitors who purchase a membership before entry will receive an exclusive $10 discount* applied to any member level when purchased at the membership booth on February 14, 2018 only. Discount is applicable for new members only. More information about membership levels and benefits can be found at: www.lazoo.org/membership

*Discount cannot be combined with any other offer or previously purchased tickets.

About the Los Angeles Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which holds member institutions to rigorous professions standards for animal welfare, the Los Angeles Zoo is renowned as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. Drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, the L.A. Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at www.lazoo.org

Outdoor Exhibition Ending Soon Showcases National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Work Documenting Every Species Living in the World’s Zoos and Other Wildlife Sanctuaries

Joel Sartore stands in from of a Photo Ark display

Photo by Jamie Pham

From now until February 25, Los Angeles Zoo guests can view selections from the ambitious National Geographic Photo Ark project. Founded by National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore, the Photo Ark aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and inspire people to help protect animals for future generations. The current display shows more than 50 of Sartore’s most compelling images — many of which were photographed at the L.A. Zoo —throughout the grounds and provides Zoo visitors with the unique opportunity to come face to face with animals up close and in vivid color. This exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Sartore has worked in more than 250 zoos, aquariums, and animal rescue centers around the world on his quest to build the exhibition. “I hope when [visitors] look at the Photo Ark kiosks here at the L.A. Zoo, they see that a lot of conservation work [is] being done,” states Sartore. “This is a zoo that breeds critically endangered animals, and does education and habitat restoration and anti- poaching patrol funding. They do it all. It’s world- class and it’s right here in L.A. We can all help and it all starts with coming to the Zoo to see the Photo Ark exhibit.”

“Saving species requires everyone to be engaged and make use of every tool available,” explains John R. Lewis, L.A. Zoo Director. “It has often been said that we will only preserve what we love and Joel’s beautiful portraits inspire compassion, awe, and appreciation for each individual animal. It is my belief that the National Geographic Photo Ark will galvanize people to save animals by supporting individuals and institutions involved in species conservation.” Lewis also expresses his appreciation saying, “The Zoo is actively involved in saving species from extinction, so we are proud and humbled to not only have some of our residents included in Joel’s exhibition, but also to be given the opportunity to share the portraits with the people of the greater Los Angeles area.”

The Photo Ark exhibition is traveling to zoos and institutions around the world to raise awareness of the project’s mission, which is further explored in the new National Geographic book, The Photo Ark, and a children’s book, Animal Ark, both available at the L.A. Zoo gift shop. Fans of the exhibit are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at NatGeoPhotoArk.org.

The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket or free with GLAZA membership. Learn more at lazoo.org/photoark

About the National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. The Society aspires to create a community of change, advancing key insights about the planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time, all while ensuring that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Its goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.org.

About the Los Angeles Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which holds member institutions to rigorous professions standards for animal welfare, the Los Angeles Zoo is renowned as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. Drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, the L.A. Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo Web site at www.lazoo.org.

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