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.

Zoo Update: November 2021
Zoo Update: November 2021

I am very thankful to those who love the Zoo and support its mission – from members to volunteers to donors to Zoo colleagues and friends, trustees, conservation partners and many more.[…]

Zoo Update: October 2021
Zoo Update: October 2021

By Denise M. Verret, L.A. Zoo CEO and Director As summer transitions to fall, I’m reminded of the adaptations and changes of our local native ecosystems and the importance of our care and awareness in protecting these vital habitats to ensure sustainability and a cooperative environment for flora and fauna to thrive. […]

Conservation Spotlight: Turtle Talk
Conservation Spotlight: Turtle Talk

By Ian Recchio, Curator of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish The L.A. Zoo’s herpetology department has bred the critically endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle several times over the years.[…]

Conservation Spotlight: Vivacious Vultures
Conservation Spotlight: Vivacious Vultures

In honor of International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on September 4, we’re celebrating these charismatic and often misunderstood birds all month long.[…]

Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson
Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson

Last month, Zoo Director and CEO Denise Verret shared about the launch of the Zoo’s first-ever Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP), a six-part blueprint for the next five years of groundbreaking conservation actions at the Los Angeles Zoo. […]

Zoo-m In, Summer 2021
Zoo-m In, Summer 2021

When making the rounds at the Zoo, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association member Arthur Bohlmann has a few must-see stops: the painted dogs (his favorites), the Indian gharials, and the Western lowland gorillas.[…]