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.

<strong>The team worked in remote areas of Argentina's national parks. </strong> Photo by Dr. Jake Owens

Field Notes: Argentina with Dr. Jake Owens

What is it like working in the field on the conservation projects that are so important for supporting endangered species?[…]

A giant otter with its mouth open.

Zoo Update from GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – January 2023

GLAZA President Tom Jacobson is celebrating 2022 and looking forward to some special projects in 2023 that will move the Zoo closer to its goals.[…]


Zoo Joins Fight to Save North American Songbirds

Since 1970, North American bird populations have suffered a net decline of approximately three billion birds.[…]

Male big horn sheep

Zoo Update from Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – December 2022

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year. It reminds me of another year gone by and of the opportunity for reflection, as we look back at our progress and impact and renew our spirits for a brand-new year to come—a new year that will bring with it opportunities for continued growth and lasting connections.[…]

Bali myna starling Star photo by Jamie Pham

Animal Update: Star the Bali Myna Saved from Trafficking

You’re going to want to hear what’s happened since the episode was recorded.[…]

People standing inside a giant illuminated crocodile mouth

Zoo Update from GLAZA president Tom Jacobson – November 2022

We are thrilled that L.A. Zoo Lights is returning beginning November 18, 2022, as L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow.[…]