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

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

October 1 – October 31

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

The Halloween spirit will be in full swing for 31 frightfully fun days at the L.A. Zoo, where guests can enjoy spooktacular sights daily. Weekends are even sweeter, with treats like open-air live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Docent Volunteer Information Meeting

November 5

Docent Volunteer Information Meeting

Take a walk on the wild side! Become a docent volunteer at the L.A. Zoo. Our docent class offers in-depth zoology, ecology, and conservation training, focusing on the animals and plants at the Zoo.

Yellow rumped warbler on tree branch

Members Only

Member Tours

These specially designed small group docent led tours offer you a unique look at the Zoo. Some of the tours even begin before the Zoo opens! These experiences are fantastic for animal enthusiasts, children and adults.

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.