Official Blog of the L.A. Zoo

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.

A half-submerged yellow frog peeks toward the camera.

Conservation Stars on View for the Very First Time

There’s a brand-new, public-facing habitat in the LAIR, and you’re going to want to hop on over immediately to see it![…]

A male Okapi bends his neck and laps water amid grasses and rocks.

Zoo Update from Zoo CEO and Director Denise M. Verret – June 2023

From welcoming babies to heading out into the city for community events, CEO and Director Denise M.[…]

Condor chick

Welcome to the World

We're thrilled to celebrate the adorable new faces that have recently joined our Zoo family! Read on for baby facts and photos.[…]

A large black bird with a double-decker, yellow beak stares into the distance.

Zoo Update from GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – May 2023

What does the L.A. Zoo have in common with a peaceful French countryside? Pigs! But not the kind you’re thinking of.[…]

A female Aldabra tortoise stretches her neck past the ridge of her giant shell

Zoo Update from Zoo Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – April 2023

The Zoo and its staff and volunteers are hard at work celebrating and conserving our marvelous planet during Earth Month.[…]

An orange infant monkey with large ears surveys his surroundings.

Zoo Update from GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – March 2023

What a wet and wild winter! Spring is our busiest season at the Zoo, and we hope to see our members enjoying their benefits during beautiful, warm weather—fingers crossed![…]