Jake Owens named as Zoo’s first Director of Conservation.

Dr. Jake Owens has been named the Zoo’s Director of Conservation, the first position in the Zoo’s history dedicated solely towards wildlife conservation. Dr. Owens joins the L.A. Zoo after spending five years in China helping save giant pandas from extinction...

Holiday Happenings

Rec and Parks’ 21th annual ice skating rink in Pershing Square. Zoo's reindeer ready for final romp. Zoo lights aglow for final week.

Annual month of spooky fun set for October.

“Boo at the L.A. Zoo” fun takes place October 1-27 at the Los Angeles Zoo. Jack-o-lantern-carving demonstrations, strolling characters are just some of the Halloween family adventures for visitors...

Zoo welcomes newborn pudu, launches naming contest.

The Los Angeles Zoo announces “Haechan” as the name of its newborn resident, a southern pudu...

New CEO Denise Verret, makes history and charts the Zoo’s future.

This past summer, the City both made history and prepared for its next few decades. Denise Verret, 31 years of City service, Club Member, was named the CEO and Director of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens...

Zoo’s spring event features a very Big Bunny.

Spring Fling Photo by Jamie Pham, Zoo Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo celebrates the season with five bountiful days of “EGG-citing” adventure on two Easter weekends – April 13-14, and 19-21 from...

Zoo bids farewell to longtime Director John Lewis.

Goodbye, John More than 100 well-wishers came to bid a happy retirement to John Lewis, who left as General Manager of the Zoo in early January after 15 years of City service. His retirement party was...

LA Zoo welcomes Grevy’s zebra foal, first in more than 20 years.

The Los Angeles Zoo recently celebrated a momentous occasion with the birth of a female zebra foal on April 2, the first successful birth at the Zoo since 1988...

Zoo brings back popular Roaring Nights for grown-ups this summer.

The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series is back and better than ever – offering fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife on select...

Zoo brings back popular Roaring Nights for grown-ups this summer.

The L.A. Zoo’s Roaring Nights summer series is back and better than ever – offering fun, fascinating explorations at the intersection of music, art, and wildlife on select...