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.

<strong>Meerkats</strong> live in “mobs” headed by females, so when a mother with pups is called to leadership duty, babysitting falls to non-alpha females. Photo by Jamie Pham

Photo Gallery: Zoo Mothers and Their Young

Our award-winning photographers capture the quiet and not-so-quiet moments between mothers and their offspring. Check out some of our favorite previously un-shared photos that celebrate this special bond, in a gallery curated just for you![…]

Peacock feathers of all colors and patterns.

Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – May 2022

We've learned a lot about the enormous value of outdoor space to provide guests a safe place to learn about nature and celebrate the mission of the Los Angeles Zoo, and we’re about to take one of our most dramatic steps yet toward “normal” by hosting the Beastly Ball in person at the Zoo on June 4.[…]

Three people and a book.

Author Spotlight: Tommy Morrow

In his book Just Take a Walk in the Zoo, author Tommy Morrow (along with illustrator Demar Douglas) show the wonder and magic of connecting with wildlife.[…]

The chimpanzee troop is ready to welcome two new members.

Super Troopers: New Chimps Arrive

The Zoo has recently welcomed two new chimpanzees! Curator of Mammals Candace Sclimenti says “the intros are going great” with the rest of the troop, and in fact the duo—two males—were recently made acquainted with the current alpha male.[…]

<strong>Armenian viper</strong> Photo by Jamie Pham

Zoo Update with Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – April 2022

Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year – it’s a time of birth and renewal when the natural world around us springs back to life.[…]

Female harpy eagle with white and gray feathers looking to the left

Fierce Females of the Species

When it comes to size, strength, cunning, and leadership, the females have it in some exceptional species.[…]