Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorillas are the largest, most powerful of the great apes, a primate group that also includes chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans.

Programs & Events

L.A. Zoo Lights
L.A. Zoo Lights

November 19 – January 9

Come celebrate the season and experience the L.A. Zoo transformed into an evening of holiday lights amazement as L.A. Zoo Lights returns as the City’s most anticipated holiday tradition.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo
Boo at the L.A. Zoo

October 1 – October 31

The Halloween spirit is in full swing for 31 monstrous days this October, with special weekend entertainment and activities, including open-air live shows, special animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Beloved Pets Ofrenda
Beloved Pets Ofrenda

October 9 – November 2

The Zoo and our partners at Plaza de la Raza invite guests to co-create an ofrenda honoring cherished pets. Bring or draw an image of an animal friend who has passed away, or print a photo from your mobile device with the help of our staff, who will be on hand weekend days (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to offer assistance and art supplies for decoration.

Our Mission:
Saving Wildlife

From the daily care of animals to educating and inspiring communities to leading species-saving efforts in far-off lands, everything we do has a single unifying goal: to help create a better future for wildlife.