Sandy Masuo

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.

January 1, 2021
Mountain yellow-legged frog

Frog Blog: A Year of Leaps and Bounds

The past year has been a roller coaster ride for everyone—wildlife included. In addition to the challenges of the pandemic, wildfires added unexpected twists to what was generally an exceptional year for the mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF) conservation program.
December 15, 2020
Baby gorilla hanging on mother gorilla.

The Year in Review: 2020’s Greatest Hits

With the end of 2020 just around the corner, it's time to look back on a rollercoaster of a year that was full of new challenges and remarkable achievements.
November 17, 2020

Winter Wonders

Cooler temperatures and less daylight mean most of us will be hunkering down with movies, books, and puzzles until spring. Many animals have more intense strategies for chilling out during the winter months.
October 9, 2020

Celebrate Spookyheroes!

These invertebrates are often regarded as creepy crawlers but once you learn how their super-natural powers work, you'll recognize them as "Spookyheroes."
September 1, 2020

Introducing VIVAD: Virtual International Vulture Awareness Day!

This year’s virtual celebration of one of our favorite animal holidays — International Vulture Awareness Day — is part of two full weekends of online presentations and activities to mark California Biodiversity Day.
July 8, 2020

Absence Makes the Art Grow Fonder

Emily Klein’s artwork connects her family with Muriel’s Ranch residents and staff.