Zoo Life

Just Browsing

Did you know plants in the Zoo, around Griffith Park, and throughout many cities in Los Angeles County help feed your favorite animals at the Zoo? Cut branches with leaves, soft shoots, flowers, and fruit called are “browse” and are among the fresh food enjoyed by many species who call the Zoo home. Cutting, transporting, and managing browse is part of animal keepers’ jobs, and each animal in their care has special requirements and favorite browse.

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Juvenile rhino Marshall chomps on a thin branch.

On Beasts and Books

GLAZA Senior Editor and author Brenda Scott Royce discusses the personal and creative path that led to the publication her new book, Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart, being launched to celebrate World Gorilla Day at the Zoo.

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Behind the Scenes with Keepers

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.

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a young man stands next to a California condor as the bird spreads its wings over a boulder.