Andrew Lyell has been with the Los Angeles Zoo since 2001 and currently serves as senior gardener. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Cal Poly–Pomona. Of particular interest to him are our native California flora, succulents, orchids, pollinators, and ways to encourage people to learn about and appreciate them.
Jamie Pham is the photo editor/photographer for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. In addition to regularly gracing the pages of the zoo’s quarterly magazine, Zoo View, his images have also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and other periodicals. He specializes in animal portraits—and especially enjoys the challenge of capturing the soul and unique personality of each subject.
Sandy Masuo is the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's associate editor in the Publications Division in addition to being a pop culture journalist, educator, horticulturalist, and published novelist. Her debut novel – a murder mystery set in a zoo – is entitled Unnatural Selection: Lessons of Life and Death on the Paper Trail and was published last year under the nom de plume Rosana DuMas.