July 2017

What do blue-billed curassows, a very discerning silverback gorilla, and a hyper-local microbrew have in common? All are featured in the debut online issue of Zooscape. Starting this month, Zooscape is 100 percent digital, and will now be delivered straight to your email inbox every month – featuring timely news and articles, more of the stunning photos you love, behind-the-scenes video extras, and more.


- Zooscape Editorial Team

June 29, 2017

The Chickens Have Landed: New Flock to Muriel’s Ranch

Chickens are having a moment. Increased demand for locally sourced eggs has spurred interest in backyard coops to the point where many of us either know someone with a flock of their own, or tend one ourselves. And yet how much do we really know about the most common bird on Earth, which was first domesticated from the southern Asian junglefowl 6,000 years ago? Our staff explore the wonderful ubiquity and mystery of chickens during the process of bringing these feathered favorites back to the L.A. Zoo after a seven-year absence.
June 29, 2017

The Legendary Chicken Lady of Martha’s Vineyard

When Animal Keeper Ginger Paschall learned that the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo would be acquiring a flock of chickens, the story of New England folk hero Nancy Luce, the Chicken Lady of Martha’s Vineyard, promptly came to mind.
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.
June 29, 2017

Animal Influx: July 2017

Check out the notable arrivals for April and May – including a litter of Yarrow’s spiny lizards.