<strong>Berani, the 17-year-old female orangutan born at the L.A. Zoo in 2005</strong> Photo by Jamie Pham

Keepers Reunite with Orangutan

In August, orangutan keepers Kathryn Vivian and Stania Olivera and senior keeper of apes Megan Fox attended the 15th annual Orangutan Species Survival Plan (OSSP) conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.[…]

Photo of a koala

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.[…]

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.[…]

<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![…]

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.[…]

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.[…]