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.[…]

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.[…]

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.[…]

GLAZA President Tom Jacobson feeding a giraffe.

Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – March 2022

Tom shares about the exciting slate of in-person events scheduled for this season and beyond, both at the Zoo and as far away as Botswana.[…]

Denise Verret posing with the giraffes

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

When we opened our doors back to the public in 2020, I was thrilled to see how many different faces were coming through our gates – faces that represented the diverse communities of Los Angeles.[…]