Animal News

January 1, 2018

View Winged Wonders Saved From Illegal Trade

Just one glimpse of the tiny gold-fronted leaf bird – a flash of green, yellow, and blue – is all it takes to understand the appeal of keeping such a beauty as a pet. But these other songbirds are being taken from the wild at unsustainable levels.
January 1, 2018

See New Arrivals: “Bearcats,” Okapi, and More

You may get a whiff of the binturongs before you actually see them. And the smell is surprisingly delicious.
December 1, 2017

Farewell, Pandora

The connections we form with animals are special. They may differ from the bonds that develop with other humans, but they can affect us and enrich our lives just as deeply. The loss on November 29 of Pandora, 50-year-old matriarch of the L.A. Zoo’s chimpanzee troop, was felt powerfully by her simian and human family.
December 1, 2017

Come See New Arrivals

Among the many animals we welcomed recently is this handsome fellow, who is native to Asia.
November 3, 2017

Come See New Arrivals

Notable recent births include a greater Malay chevrotain, a Rowley’s palm pit viper, a Bruce’s green pigeon hatchling, and more.
October 1, 2017

Animal Arrivals

Notable recent births include two dozen critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattleless rattlesnakes. In the wild, these snakes can only be found on one tiny island off the coast of Baja California. Given the stresses on wild populations, breeding programs like ours are essential for species survival.

More Reasons to Visit the Zoo in February!

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