Katherine Spada

Katherine Spada is the former social media manager for the Los Angeles Zoo. An L.A. native, she started volunteering at the Zoo in 2013, helping look after the goats and sheep at Muriel's Ranch. When not at the Zoo, she hosts and produces a popular television podcast, writes for various online publications, and has performed in storytelling showcases at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

May 1, 2018

Explore: Threatened Species

Your hometown zoo is a conservation leader that commits expertise, technology, and funds to help save species every day—like the ones you’ll see if you follow this pathway through the Zoo.
February 5, 2018

Explore: Baja California

Take a self-guided tour around the Zoo and visit animals and plants whose wild populations are native to the Baja California peninsula.
August 2, 2017

The Making of #TEDtalkGorilla

A distinctive photo of Kelly the silverback sparks interest – and hilarity – across the Internet.
August 2, 2017

Event Horizon: Laughs For Giraffes

Say, ever heard the one about the comedians who yuck it up for a serious cause?
June 29, 2017

Developing a New Brew, Gorilla-Style

Our gorilla-inspired collaboration with a local brewery was “fruitful,” in more ways than one. The resulting ale will be featured at Brew at the L.A. Zoo on August 4.