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Los Angeles Zoo And Botanical Gardens


Mission Statement:
To serve the community, the Los Angeles Zoo will create an environment for recreation and discovery; inspire an appreciation of wildlife through exhibitry and education; ensure the highest level of animal welfare; and support programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat.

About The Zoo:
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens plays an active role in collaborative efforts to sustain captive populations of endangered species around the world to hedge against extinction in the wild.

The Los Angeles Zoo works with other AZA-accredited zoos, wildlife centers, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to conserve threatened and endangered species and their wild habitats. In some instances populations of captive animals are being returned to the wild.


Corey Cochrane

Thursday, June 14, 2018
On vacation in LA, me and my girlfriend decided to visit the zoo for the day. The admission price is very reasonable and borderline cheap for what you get; the zoo is huge! There are all sorts of different animals and exhibits, and the overall atmosphere is very enjoyable. I'm only deducting a star because the zoo closed at 5pm, which seems kind of early to me. We actually missed about a quarter of the zoo (including the kangaroos) since everything closed up so early. I would definitely recommend checking it out, but make sure you get there early if you want to see everything.

Jason Truitt

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Good price, beautiful scenery! I suggest taking a planned path around the park. When we went we started on the left and circled the outside of the zoo. After completing that, we dove in to the inner parts. There is so many hidden gems throughout the zoo it's worth exploring every inch. The beautiful trees and plants make an almost enchanted experience too.

mickey m

Sunday, June 10, 2018
I love this zoo. It's clean and the animals appear to be well taken care of. The only thing that I don't like is that they serve alcohol. You should be able to enjoy a family outing without drinking. I went to the zoo lights and saw so many parents with young children and the parents were lit. Scary to think that they were going to be driving their kids home!

William Seegers

Sunday, May 27, 2018
This zoo is in a pretty great location but the layout is odd. There's a lot of stretches of hike with not an animal to be seen. Once you do get to an animal though almost all of their displays are very well designed to see them being pretty awesome. There's a surprising amount of pretty tasty food here and you can find some decent beer as well if you're willing to pay for it!

jeanmarie long

Monday, May 21, 2018
Was great! Very educational. Well designed lay out allowing us to view most of the exhibits. My only reason for not giving this a 5 star rating was because the price of everything was so over inflated. But I admit the animals seemed to be well cared for and protected. Definitely enjoyed my visit and hope to go again.

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