At the Zoo

Not only does the L.A. Zoo collaborate with other accredited institutions to ensure that animal populations in human care are healthy and sustainable, but the expertise that’s cultivated and maintained through the Zoo’s daily care of animals directly benefits wild counterparts. The fact is, zoos like ours are a final barrier to extinction for many species. Away from the threats wild counterparts face, animals in human care offer hope for species survival and eventual repopulation of their native ranges.

Animal Care & Welfare
Animal Care & Welfare

Supporting the health and welfare of our animal residents is our top priority. It is ingrained in our mission and carries through our daily operations.

Endangered Species
Endangered Species

More than 16,000 of the nearly two million documented species are currently classified as endangered – an all-time high. Recent estimates indicate that roughly one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the next few decades. Some of these species are cared for at the L.A. Zoo.

Research
Research

The Los Angeles Zoo was one of the first zoos in the nation to establish a research department, the goal of which is to increase knowledge of animal behavior and improve wellbeing.

Sustainability Practices
Sustainability Practices

As one of L.A.’s municipal departments, we support, promote, and participate in City initiatives to reduce negative environmental impact.