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.

August 31, 2017

New Sea Lion Makes a Splash

Today, Buddy is a big, boisterous boy frolicking at our Sea Life Cliffs. But it was a very different story a few months ago, when he was rescued by the Marine Mammal Care Center.
August 31, 2017

Featured Creatures: Vultures

If you call someone a “vulture,” you don’t mean it as a compliment, right? Let us show you a few reasons why maybe it should be.
August 31, 2017

When School’s Out, Take a Trek on the Wild Side

For working parents, unassigned days at school can be a real challenge. Which is why we created Safari Days.
August 2, 2017

Have You Herd? There’s a New Arrival at Elephants of Asia

Bringing Shaunzi to the Zoo was the culmination of an extensive, multifaceted effort. But it’s just the beginning of the 46-year-old female elephant’s L.A. story. Get an inside look at the planning that went into her move from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and the process – now underway – of getting her acclimated to a new home and herd.
August 2, 2017

Weekend Celebration Offers New Views on Elephants

Once a year, we invite visitors to tour our immense state-of-the-art elephant barn to learn about elephant care, nutrition, and – yes – poop.
August 2, 2017

In the Field: Halting Elephant–Human Conflict

Chili pepper could be a key ingredient in an ingenious solution for saving elephants in Africa.