In November 1963, some 200 prominent Los Angeles community leaders, including Cary Grant, filed the original Articles of Incorporation to create GLAZA in anticipation of creating a new Zoo for the region.
The Zoo has made an incredible effort with young people this season. Read on to discover how programs like Zoo Camp, community engagement through our partnership with the library, and our commitment to equity through paid internships and the Teen Council for Conservation are impacting young hearts and minds.
The week of July 17 is National Zoo Keeper Week, and to celebrate the frontline stars of our Animal Care staff, we want to share some inside looks at what keepers do at the Zoo! Aside from wearing cool outfits and sharing their first-hand knowledge with guests, keepers do dozens of things that affect the day-to-day lives of animals.
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, Zoo Director and CEO Denise Verret shared about the launch of the Zoo’s first-ever Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP), a six-part blueprint for the next five years of groundbreaking conservation actions at the Los Angeles Zoo. The CSP represents not only an incredible opportunity for the Zoo to take the lead in wildlife conservation locally, nationally, and globally, but also a multitude of ways for you – our generous members and donors – to increase your involvement in saving species from extinction.