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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.

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 Denise Verret, Zoo Director and CEO
Zoo Update with Denise Verret, Zoo Director and CEO

While we have a storied success in conservation, the challenges we face are growing and it is important now more than ever that we take actions that save the world around us—together.[…]

A Word on Birds
A Word on Birds

Sometimes, less is more when it comes to helping our avian neighbors.

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.