John Lewis

October 30, 2018

Zoo Update with John Lewis

Zoo Director John Lewis reflects on his time at the L.A. Zoo in his 68th and final Zooscape column.
August 28, 2018

Zoo Update with John Lewis

We think of vultures as greedy, unscrupulous, and even ruthless when in fact they are not that at all and are immensely beneficial to our environment.
July 6, 2018

Zoo Update with John Lewis

We are proud of the fact that we are one of only about 230 facilities that hold AZA accreditation. It is truly the gold standard. However, the journey to accreditation can be intimidating for facilities that have not yet achieved it.
May 1, 2018

Zoo Update

May 18 is Endangered Species Day, which reminds me of one of my favorite Yogi Berra quotes: "I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary." The irony, unfortunately, is that we are the ones who made Endangered Species Day necessary.
March 1, 2018

Zoo Update

Once a year, usually in January, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) directors, CEOs, and presidents get together for a policy conference to learn about issues […]
January 1, 2018

Zoo Update

Another year has flown by and wow, are my arms tired! While you are groaning, just think about all of the great things that happened at your Zoo last year, including animal births, special events, a record-breaking Beastly Ball and much, much more. But let’s not look back, as it’s all documented in the Zoo View Annual Report edition. Instead, let’s look forward. Better yet, let’s make some wishes—not resolutions—for the coming year.

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