Official Blog of the L.A. Zoo

Learn about exciting Zoo developments, including animal updates, events, expert perspectives, and field reports on our conservation initiatives at the Zoo and around the world.

COVID, Communities, and the Croc Chirp: The Los Angeles Zoo’s Support of Indian Gharial Conservation
COVID, Communities, and the Croc Chirp: The Los Angeles Zoo’s Support of Indian Gharial Conservation

Habitat destruction, accidental bycatch, and flooding from agricultural activities have left the Indian gharial critically endangered, with fewer than 900 estimated to remain.

News in the Zoo
News in the Zoo

Last year, the Zoo’s resident double-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) couple produced three eggs, but none of them developed.

Springing Into Action
Springing Into Action

With temperatures warming, daylight hours lengthening, and COVID restrictions easing, more humans will be headed for hiking trails—possibly as part of the Walk for the Wild fundraising event!

Elephants of Asia Update: L.A. Zoo Asian Elephants Can Now Share Same Physical Space
Elephants of Asia Update: L.A. Zoo Asian Elephants Can Now Share Same Physical Space

Guests may see something new at Elephants of Asia – Billy, Tina, Jewel, and Shaunzi are now sharing the same physical space!

Zoo Conference Brings Black Voices to the Forefront of the Conservation Conversation
Zoo Conference Brings Black Voices to the Forefront of the Conservation Conversation

In this time of turmoil, change is possible if we are brave enough to ask difficult questions—and respond with meaningful, sustained action.

Statement from the Los Angeles Zoo on Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion, and Equity
Statement from the Los Angeles Zoo on Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion, and Equity

The Los Angeles Zoo is committed to being a dedicated resource for our City, so when we see and feel Angelenos angry, confused, and in pain, we know we owe it to our community to speak up.