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

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.
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.
December 6, 2018

YEAR OF THE BIRD… FOREVER! Celebrate birds every day with the L.A. Zoo.

The yearlong international celebration of avian wildlife may be coming to a close, but you can help keep the party going into the new year and beyond.
May 1, 2019

Cape Crusaders

The L.A. Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that cares for the stunning Cape vulture. Our flock is getting bigger, which is great news for this endangered species.
June 1, 2019

Silent Forest Refugees

The Zoo's commitment to protecting animals extends to many victims of the illegal pet trade. A recent discovery at LAX underscores the plight of exotic bird species.