A monarch butterfly hovers near purple flowers

Behind the Scenes: New Pollinator Garden

Planting a garden is an act of courage that looks to the future and sometimes challenges nature itself.[…]


Zoo Joins Fight to Save North American Songbirds

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

<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.[…]

<strong>Plastics in the water are harmful to sea lions like Rocky and other marine life.</strong> Photo by Tad Motoyama

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.” By joining the Plastic-free Ecochallenge, a friendly competition between AZA member zoos, staff are refusing […][…]


Call of the Wild

With mining for cell phone components driving gorillas to the brink of extinction, the species' survival may literally lie in the palm of your hands.[…]

Iniko the condor, as seen from the hidden perspective of her keepers at her arrival to the Zoo

Tears, Applause Greet California Condor Chick Iniko’s Return to the Wild

The L.A. Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society are celebrating the return to the wild of beloved California condor Iniko, a one and a half-year-old chick.[…]