The Zoo is proud to announce the birth of six Santa Catalina Island rattlesnakes. Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Ian Recchio calls this a “significant” moment for the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this critically endangered snake.
What happens when a Zoo staffer gets out of the office and into the field—in India—for the 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!
You’re going to want to hear what’s happened since the episode was recorded.
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. Their trip was filled with ideas for training, enrichment, and problem solving, but it also held a special reunion with a beloved orangutan friend—and her new baby.
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. From the bellowing to the branch shaking to the sloth-like inverted tree hang, find out directly from Senior Animal Keeper Kevin Gorowski how everything went down. Hi, Kevin! What can you tell us about Burra and Maya? How do they behave that
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. This month, we’re taking a closer look at dads.
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!