Animal Facts

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.
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.
October 1, 2017

A Fang-tastic Journey

Behold, if you dare, some of the scariest smiles found at the L.A. Zoo.
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.
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.
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.