WATCH! Top 5 Favorite Movies & TV Shows, Curated by Los Angeles Zoo Staff

#1 “Betty White: First Lady of Television”

Recommended by Karen Poly, Zoo Registrar

This wonderful Netflix documentary about the life of legendary animal lover and lifelong L.A. Zoo supporter Betty White features a cameo by “our very own Michael Dee,” says Karen of the surprise appearance by a beloved former general curator at the Zoo. Available to watch on Netflix.

#2 “We Bought a Zoo”

Recommended by Rob Woolley, Senior Director of Development

“My family watched this movie the night before I started working for the Zoo,” says Rob. “Highly recommend!” Available to watch on Amazon Prime.

#3 “Nature on PBS”

Recommended by Sienna Spencer-Markles, Public Relations Manager

“I love this show and I watch it every week! It’s incredible how they can make any animal fascinating, from squirrels to owls,” raves Sienna. “I always learn something new.” Available to watch on PBS and the PBS app.

#4 The Criterion Channel

Recommended by Gene Morgan, Web Content Manager

“The Criterion Channel is an amazing catalog of independent and international film,” says Gene. “There are so many exciting and odd movies, and it feels like I discover something new every day.” Available on the web at https://www.criterionchannel.com/.

#5 “SciShow Kids” YouTube Channel

Recommended by Rachel Helfing, Visitor Engagement Curator, Learning & Engagement

“This is my favorite science YouTube channel for kids. It’s really cute,” says Rachel. “The videos are usually around five minutes long and focus on a variety of science topics, including animals. The host is really energetic and works with a robot mouse puppet to teach kids about whatever they have questions about!” And, if you love puppets, be sure to check out our L.A. ZOO-m Animal Chats produced by Swazzle Puppet Theater exclusively for the L.A. Zoo! View the SciShow Kids YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids.