Sandy Masuo

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.

July 8, 2020

Absence Makes the Art Grow Fonder

Emily Klein’s artwork connects her family with Muriel’s Ranch residents and staff.
June 29, 2020

Rare Frog Breeding Program Leaps Forward

If you’re hiking in the higher elevations of the San Gabriel or San Jacinto mountains, you might be fortunate enough to see one of the world’s rarest amphibians in its native habitat.
June 29, 2020

A Banner Year for Condors

If you have been following the epic tale of the California condor, you’re probably aware of the pivotal role that wildlife biologists and zoos have played in it.
March 2, 2020

Protecting Pronghorn: An Update from South of the Border

The L.A. Zoo’s substantial contributions to the Berrendo Peninsular Recovery Program are critical for preventing extinction.
October 2, 2019

Rare Bird: Remembering Anyapa

This California condor’s legacy is one of hope and a lasting impact on saving her species from extinction.
September 1, 2019

Keep Calm and Carrion

Katie Vincent has spent the past month in Hartbeespoort, South Africa working with VulPro, a rehabilitation and education center that focuses on vultures, who arrive there for a number of reasons, most due to human activities.