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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.[…]

<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![…]

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.[…]

Three people and a book.

Author Spotlight: Tommy Morrow

In his book Just Take a Walk in the Zoo, author Tommy Morrow (along with illustrator Demar Douglas) show the wonder and magic of connecting with wildlife.[…]

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.[…]