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

The Helpful Honda Team at the L.A. Zoo

July 2

Helpful Honda Saturdays

The SoCal Honda Dealers are bringing Helpful Saturdays to the Zoo! Keep an eye out for the Helpful Honda Guys & Gals in Blue — they’ll be surprising guests with helpful giveaway items, special experiences & helping lucky Honda drivers with preferred parking, while supplies last. It’s their job to be helpful!

Zoo Friday Nights 2022

July 8

Zoo Friday Nights 2022

It’s all of the fun with less of the sun! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the Zoo on a beautiful summer evening. You might even make some interesting discoveries about what your favorite animals get up to during twilight hours. Featuring musical performances, family-friendly games, interactive education stations, and more.

Two people posing with their beer at Brew at the L.A. Zoo

August 12

Brew at the L.A. Zoo

Cheers! “L.A.’s most unique brew fest” and the highlight of the summer event season returns after a two-year hiatus. Explore the Zoo and sample beers from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up animal keeper talks, delicious food available for purchase, and more. VIP and designated driver admission are available. Must be 21+ to attend.

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.