Los Angeles Zoo
Tours for Los Angeles Zoo
About Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles
A prime attraction of the Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Zoo is a later addition to the Los Angeles. Besides safely housing the large variety of animals, the large zoo has accommodations and provides facilities for educational programs and public enrichment knowledge bases about the evolution or lifestyle of the animals.
The most famous attractions of the Los Angeles Zoo are its Campo Gorilla Reserve which specializes in the caring and exhibition of the western lowland gorillas within a comfortably large reserved space. The visitors are supposed to see the animals from behind two observation chambers of glass. It includes culture of palms, fern plants and pomegranates to provide natural fodder for the gorillas.
The next famous exhibit is of the wide variety of Asian elephants of mainly Thailand, India and China. The elephant enclosure includes a research and medical housing. The elephants are assorted in groups to help in the classification based on their continental or territorial coverage. The third largest exhibition is of the Botanical Gardens, which houses more than 800 species and varieties of plants worldwide.
Los Angeles Zoo Information
- Please note that the Zoo starts putting animals in for the night at 4 p.m. Ticket sales cease one hour prior to closing time.
Los Angeles Zoo Tickets Prices
- Adults (ages 13 – up): USD 20
- Seniors (age 62 and up): USD 17
- Children (ages 2 to 12): USD 15
- Children (under 2): FREE
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Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027, United States
Ticket Price: 20 USD
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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A membership to the LA Zoo is a MUST for any toddler parent! I've been coming to the zoo myself for years even before I had kids, because I enjoy animals and zoos. I remember my first time thinking the LA Zoo was going to be some dinky zoo... but it's massive and totally legit! It's not the San Diego Zoo... but who is? This is a totally legit zoo to rival any other big city zoo, and that was surprising. They are constantly renovating to make larger habitats for the animals. Even in my 10+ years living in Los Angeles, I've seen a lot of improvements that have seen a large positive change in many of the animals lives. The Gorilla and Elephant habitats in particular are very nice. There are tons of interesting kinds of animals throughout to look at! There is a a playground that is great for toddlers, and even that just got an overhaul. On Friday's they have another indoor play place called the California Condor play center (or something like that). My son LOVES the petting zoo. This is a very nice petting zoo where you DON'T feed the animals, so they have a very nice temperament. It's not like roadside, fair or farm petting zoos where people feed them, so they're always looking for handouts and can be aggressive. These animals are very nice and well cared for. They also have volunteers around the zoo some mornings with animals they tell you about and you can sometimes touch. We also enjoy the seasonal holiday displays the zoos does... specifically their Halloween displays! We have a great time here! Highly recommend it. But stay home on particularly hot days. We find we're there a few times a month at least, but rarely in the summer...
The price of admission, no complaints there. I packed lunchI & took my 2 granddaughters, 3 & 5 for an adventure, and that's exactly what they got. They didn't mind that they could not see over the chain link fences since grandma & grandpa were there to save the day. Also not sure if it was the time of the day, 2 pm, but the animals were so lively that the girls just could not get enough of the exhibits. So in my girls eyes the day was well spent. Cons: On 2 occasions I could not see through the glass, gorilla's glass is scratched and should be replaced and sea lions splash glass was just filthy. Also with it being in the later part of the day, trash had built up. Unsure if there is staffing issues but did not see any staff sweeping or picking up trash. Ultimate question: Will I return? Yes, definitely.
I loved the zoo. The park is big enough to spend four hours and still miss exhibits. We walked six miles so you get an great deal of exercise. They serve beer which is something I have never experienced at another zoo. I was very surprised at how good the food was, big portions for a reasonable price. I feed a giraffe which was one of the highlights of my life. Everyone is friendly. I would recommend getting there when the park opens. First off, it gets very hot in the park as the day goes on. Second, in the morning the park is nearly empty and gets really crowded around 2 o'clock.
I am a zoo lover, but was disappointed in the quality of this zoo. It wasn't expensive for entry, so I don't regret going, but I expected more from the City of Los Angeles. First of all, bring cash! Many of the snack stands and vending machines don't have card readers, so if you don't have cash you might be going thirsty until you find one that takes cards and wait in the line. The map was next to useless, and to my knowledge there is no app, which surprised me. The map was not up to date, so certain exhibits had moved since it was created, and there was no key. Only the main exhibits are represented on the map, but if you're standing by a less popular exhibit, it probably isn't on the map, therefore you can't tell where you are or navigate to where you want to go. This coupled with the lack of signs and numerous different paths at any given moment you can take made for a few missed exhibits and a lot of frustration. The shows were also disappointing. At other zoos the shows are excellent and there are a hand full to choose from. They did have a few discussion times with zookeepers, which was nice, but ultimately I think more scheduled programming would be good for this zoo. Ultimately, I recommend skipping this zoo and spending your time in LA in another way.
Some absolutely brilliant enclosures and very well cared for animals. Although there was some protesters outside the entrance they didn't seem to be aware of the conservational efforts of this zoo and the quality of the homes these animals had. Yes some enclosures were small for the bigger animals but not nearly as bad as some places I've seen and everywhere was clean, animals had lots of good food and there were cooling systems in all the enclosures for comfort.
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