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

Conservation Strategic Plan Keynote
Conservation Strategic Plan Keynote

The L.A. Zoo is headed in a bold new direction in conservation, and we want you to join us. Watch the live keynote at 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 22.

Virtual Beastly Ball 2021
Virtual Beastly Ball 2021

Our biggest annual fundraiser and wildest virtual party of the year happened on June 5, but you can still watch the show – featuring host Joel McHale and spectacular musical performances – and donate at the link below.

Virtual Learning & Fun
Virtual Learning & Fun

We’re committed to bringing the Zoo to you! During challenging times, you can count on your Los Angeles Zoo to deliver meaningful opportunities for discovery, education, and inspiration every day.

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.