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.[…]

Mandrill with baby holding on

Zoo Welcomes New Baby Mandrill

The Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a new female mandrill![…]

<strong>Berani, the 17-year-old female orangutan born at the L.A. Zoo in 2005</strong> Photo by Jamie Pham

Keepers Reunite with Orangutan

In August, orangutan keepers Kathryn Vivian and Stania Olivera and senior keeper of apes Megan Fox attended the 15th annual Orangutan Species Survival Plan (OSSP) conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.[…]

Photo of a koala

Keeper Interview: Behind the Scenes of a Koala Introduction

Last month, our resident koalas, female Maya and male Burra, took the next step toward fulfilling their biological destinies when the two were introduced to live together as partners in the koala habitat.[…]

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.[…]

<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![…]