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

A child with curly brown hair looks down and pats wet sand in a metal tin with one hand and holds a silver ladle in the other hand, with two more children crouching down and an adult caregiver sitting nearby.

May 28

Family Nature Club

Family Nature Club is back – and, in partnership with L.A. Department of Recreation & Parks, we’re exploring beyond the Zoo! Join us for FREE nature play on select Saturday mornings.

Joel McHale looking tough and taking a selfie in front of Kevin the peacock

June 4

Beastly Ball 2022

The “best party in town” returns to the Zoo, with favorite L.A. eateries, special animal experiences, dazzling entertainment, an incredible silent auction, and more.

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.