Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorillas are the largest, most powerful of the great apes, a primate group that also includes chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans.

Programs & Events

Beastly Ball '23

June 3

Beastly Ball 2023

The “best party in town” returns on June 3, with favorite L.A. eateries, special animal experiences, dazzling entertainment, an incredible silent auction, and more.

People in 80s gear having a great time at Roaring Nights

June 16

Roaring ’80s Night at the L.A. Zoo (Ages 21+)

Our wildly popular Roaring Nights series returns in 2023 for one night only with a totally tubular ’80s theme.

Zoo Friday Nights 2023

July 7 – August 18

Zoo Friday Nights 2023

Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to see what your favorite animals get up to during twilight hours.

Our Mission:
Saving Wildlife

From the daily care of animals to educating and inspiring communities to leading species-saving efforts in far-off lands, everything we do has a single unifying goal: to help create a better future for wildlife.