Official Blog of the L.A. Zoo

Learn about exciting Zoo developments, including animal updates, events, expert perspectives, and field reports on our conservation initiatives at the Zoo and around the world.

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.[…]

Dr. Davis-Powell sits in a mountain field with a volcano in the background

Field Notes: Ecuador with Dr. Jordan Davis-Powell

“I love mountain tapirs, and so being able to work with them, it’s just truly a gift.[…]

A single flamingo curls its long neck

Zoo Update from Director and CEO Denise M. Verret – February 2023

To help foster a safe space for all Angelenos, including African American youth, the Los Angeles Zoo has expanded its programming and partnerships to create more meaningful and active connections to nature and wildlife.[…]

<strong>The team worked in remote areas of Argentina's national parks. </strong> Photo by Dr. Jake Owens

Field Notes: Argentina with Dr. Jake Owens

What is it like working in the field on the conservation projects that are so important for supporting endangered species?[…]

A giant otter with its mouth open.

Zoo Update from GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – January 2023

GLAZA President Tom Jacobson is celebrating 2022 and looking forward to some special projects in 2023 that will move the Zoo closer to its goals.[…]


Zoo Joins Fight to Save North American Songbirds

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