Zoo Successfully Implements Avian Flu Vaccines in CA Condors

We’ve reached another conservation milestone for California condors. This summer and fall, birds from the L.A. Zoo participated in successful, historic vaccine trials, furthering condor recovery efforts by creating a potential shield against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The trial was developed in coordination with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA, and U.S. Geological Service and was carried out by the L.A. Zoo, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Oregon Zoo, and Carolina Raptor Center. …

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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. 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.

Zoo Staffers Go Plastic-Free for July

This July, staff and volunteers of the L.A. Zoo are taking personal responsibility for one tenant of the Zoo’s Conservation Strategic Plan, to “do everything we can to create a just and sustainable world where people and wildlife thrive together.”

Zoo Update: October 2021

As summer transitions to fall, I’m reminded of the adaptations and changes of our local native ecosystems and the importance of our care and awareness in protecting these vital habitats to ensure sustainability and a cooperative environment for flora and fauna to thrive.