Piranhas in Rainforest of the Americas.

Something in the Water

Climate change is familiarizing many of us with the carbon cycle, but nitrogen also makes the rounds.

<strong>The L.A. Zoo's state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch aquarists make it possible to house sensitive amphibian species such as critically endangered Iranian harlequin newts.</strong> Photo by Jamie Pham

Water World

Important advances in water quality science make it possible for Zoo staff to care for an even wider range of aquatic wildlife.“Water quality is the key in caring for fish and amphibians,” explains Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Ian Recchio.

<strong>California sea lions are just one of the million or so species that depend on ocean habitat.</strong> <em>Photo by Jamie Pham</em>

Liquid Gold

June conservation observances highlight water, a precious resource around the planet and at the Los Angeles Zoo.