“Oldest Known California Condor in North America Turns 50”
The Mercury News California – April 20, 2016
One of the L.A. Zoo’s oldest residents is turning 50. Topatopa, a California condor, was hatched sometime in April of 1966 and is continuing to father chicks. Some of which have been released back into the wild. >>Read more.
“Photo Gallery: Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo Exhibit Opens”
The Los Angeles Times – April 2016
Take a self-guided tour among a trail of trees and plants similar to the foliage present during the times of the dinosaurs. Come across dinosaurs like a Dilophosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and its very unlucky Triceratops meal. >>Read more.
“Zoos Join Together to Bring You Baby Pronghorn Antelopes”
Daily News 724 – March 30, 2016
Efforts out of the United States and Mexico are attempting to slow the decline of the Peninsular Pronghorn, an endangered species of antelope. After receiving TLC, the babies are transferred from the El Vizcaino Biosphere Preserve to the L.A. and Chapultepec Zoos.>>Read more.
“Photo Gallery: New Breeding Group of Grevy’s Zebras on Display Now at the L.A. Zoo”
Los Angeles Times – February 26, 2016
One male and three female Grevy’s zebras have been welcomed to the L.A. Zoo. This species is part of the AZA’s Species Survival Program (SSP) and it is the Zoo’s hope that they will produce offspring.>>Read more.
“Zoo Given Special Award for 25 Years of Accreditation”
Park Labrea News & Beverly Press – January 28, 2016
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) acknowledged the L.A. Zoo’s commitment to animal care, welfare, conservation work, patron education and more with its Quarter Century Award. >>Read more.
“Unlucky Tasmanian Devils Suffer not One, but Two Kinds of Transmissible Cancer”
Los Angeles Times – January 5, 2016
It’s been known that Tasmanian devils were almost wiped out by an unusual, transmissible face cancer called DFTD. Now, scientists have discovered a second cancer that is thought to have originated in male devils. >>Read more.
“L.A. Zoo, LADWP, to Provide Free Public Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations”
The San Fernando Valley Sun – November 5, 2015
In hopes of promoting “sustainability and improved air quality,” the Zoo, LADWP, and Adopt a Charger, Inc., are teaming up to install six Electric Vehicle charging stations in the Zoo’s parking lot. >>Read more.
“Special Needs Orangutan Gets a Home Makeover at the L.A. Zoo”
Earth Touch News Network – August 27, 2015
Eloise is a 46-year-old female orangutan. She has a cerebral palsy-like disorder but has been thriving in decades at the Zoo. She and her daughter Rosie are enjoying a new exhibit specially designed with Eloise’s needs in mind. >>Read more.
“Building a Mountain Frogtown for Yellow-Legged Frogs”
So Cal Wild – August 10, 2015
The L.A. Zoo has joined a coalition hoping to breed and release mountain yellow-legged frogs, which are one of the most endangered frogs in North America. The amphibians are going to be released in Fuller Mill Creek in hopes of re-establishing their habitat. >>Read more.
“Record Number of Armenian Viper Births at L.A. Zoo”
My News L.A. – July 21, 2015
After replicating their native Armenian highland living conditions, two Armenian vipers gave birth at the L.A. Zoo. Eight babies were born in total following the Zoo’s efforts to breed this complex, cold weather species. >>Read more.
“L.A. Zoo Observes 10th Anniversary of Endangered Species Day”
The San Fernando Valley Sun – May 14, 2015
The Zoo will be hosting a two-day event highlighting the importance of species conservation and ecosystem preservation. The weekend of May 15 & 16 will be filled with events commemorating the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. >>Read more.
“L.A. Zoo Animal Keepers Raise Funds for Critically Endangered Rhinos”
Park Labrea News Beverly Press – May 14, 2015
The members of the American Association of Zoo Keepers are getting ready for the 7th annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser on the heels of Endangered Species Day. Proceeds go towards protecting endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. >>Read more.
“Sumatran Tiger, C.J., Debuts at L.A. Zoo; Cubs a Future Endeavor”
Los Angeles Times – February 6, 2015
A male Sumatran tiger, nicknamed C.J., was transferred to the Zoo from Sacramento. After he reaches sexual maturity at 4 or 5, there are hopes that he and a future mate will produce cubs. >>Read more.
Everyone’s always buzzing about the Zoo. Here are some of the latest headlines:
Simi Valley Acorn – March 20, 2015
Among the students filling the sidewalk was Royal High School sophomore Jenna Barry, along with about 10 of her classmates. While they lined up with the rest of the students for their guided tours, Jenna nervously waited to embark on her own excursion—one unlike any other zoo guest experiences… >>Read more.
Los Angeles Daily News – July 28, 2014
Los Angeles City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday to turn over marketing and promotion of the Los Angeles Zoo to its private support foundation, GLAZA. >>Read more.
Los Angeles Daily News – July 25, 2014
The Los Angeles Zoo trades seven rare Komodo dragon hatchlings for a group of 42 Australian species, which will be bred in the interest of conservation. >>Read more.
KPCC’s “Off Ramp”– January 29, 2014
To promote the Zoo’s Valentine’s event, “Sex and the City Zoo,” former L.A. Zoo Curator Mike Dee spoke with KPCC about animal mating, dating and cohabitating. >> Read more.
Los Angeles Times – December 17, 2013
A crew from the L.A. Zoo helps round up flamingos that fled when the rest of their flock was transported from the Betfair Hollywood Park to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. >> Read more.
Los Angeles Times – October 2013
The Los Angeles Zoo is trying to raise the population of female Komodo dragons, a giant and endangered lizard, by using a DNA test originally devised for identifying the gender of bird egg. >> Watch video.
Red Tricycle – February 28, 2013
The popular parenting site Red Tricycle picks six local carousels for L.A. kids, calling the Zoo’s Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel “so much more than just ponies!” >> Read more.