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.

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Keeper Interview: Behind the Scenes of a Koala Introduction

Last month, our resident koalas, female Maya and male Burra, took the next step toward fulfilling their biological destinies when the two were introduced to live together as partners in the koala habitat.[…]

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Zoo Update from Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – August 2022

It’s August, which means we are hosting nearly 900 Zoo Campers and are also taking our outreach programs to 36 parks throughout the City as part of the Recreation and Parks Summer Play L.A.[…]

<strong>Plastics in the water are harmful to sea lions like Rocky and other marine life.</strong> Photo by Tad Motoyama

Zoo Staffers Go Plastic-Free for July

This July, staff and volunteers of the L.A. Zoo are taking personal responsibility for one tenant of the Zoo’s Conservation Strategic Plan, to “do everything we can to create a just and sustainable world where people and wildlife thrive together.” By joining the Plastic-free Ecochallenge, a friendly competition between AZA member zoos, staff are refusing […][…]

The tiger salamander is native to North America, with varieties found coast to coast in the U.S. Photo by Jamie Pham

Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – July 2022

As we begin a new fiscal year this month, it’s time to celebrate the generosity of the people of Los Angeles to the L.A.[…]

Gallery: Zoo Dads with Photographer Jamie Pham

Gallery: Zoo Dads with Photographer Jamie Pham

Last month we shared a look at some of the cutest photos from our Zoo “family album,” featuring Zoo moms and their young over the years.[…]

Denise Verret, center, with travel group and guides in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Zoo Update from Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – June 2022

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of traveling to Africa for the very first time in my life.[…]