Animal News

May 1, 2018

New at the Zoo

Recent births include two Sichuan takins on view at the exhibit with their parents, four additional peninsular pronghorn (for a total of eight so far this year), and two female ocelots.
April 1, 2018

New in the Zoo

New residents at the Zoo include a new meerkat mob, a lowland paca birth, and a large predatory bird from South America.
February 5, 2018

New at the Zoo

Squeaking stilts, colorful crabs, and horned lizard hatchlings are among the highlights of new arrivals.
January 1, 2018

View Winged Wonders Saved From Illegal Trade

Just one glimpse of the tiny gold-fronted leaf bird – a flash of green, yellow, and blue – is all it takes to understand the appeal of keeping such a beauty as a pet. But these other songbirds are being taken from the wild at unsustainable levels.
January 1, 2018

See New Arrivals: “Bearcats,” Okapi, and More

You may get a whiff of the binturongs before you actually see them. And the smell is surprisingly delicious.
December 1, 2017

Farewell, Pandora

The connections we form with animals are special. They may differ from the bonds that develop with other humans, but they can affect us and enrich our lives just as deeply. The loss on November 29 of Pandora, 50-year-old matriarch of the L.A. Zoo’s chimpanzee troop, was felt powerfully by her simian and human family.

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