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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including several rare and endangered species. Get to know your neighbors on this planet at a natural oasis hidden away in one of the largest metropolitan areas on earth. You’ll see lowland gorillas, seals, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons, exotic birds, tigers, giraffes, rare snow leopards and more, all dwelling safely in captivity in impressive replicas of their natural habitats, coming from around the world.
HoursDaily, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
ClosingsChristmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Redemption InstructionsPresent card at ticket booth. A Go Los Angeles Child Card covers admission for children from the ages of 3-12. Therefore, if you have a child under the age of 2, you will need to pay for their admission ticket separately.
Address5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
Driving DirectionsGriffith Park, intersection of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
- Here’s a look at the exciting animals and plants that you can expect to see:
Birds: Dozens of colorful and noisy species abound at the Los Angeles Zoo, including the cockatoo, African crowned eagle, bald eagle, snowy egret, scarlet ibis, sacred ibis, laughing kookaburra, three kinds of Macaw, ostrich, Hawaiian short-eared owl, parrot, Congo peafowl, pelican, king vulture, and many more!
Mammals: The zoo’s most famous residents are included in this list, which features American black bears, jaguars, African wild dogs, African lion, otters, Sumatran tigers, harbor seals, kangaroos, koalas, wallaby, Asian elephants, hippopotamus, lemurs, seven kinds of monkeys, cotton-topped tamarin, Chinese water deer, Speke’s gazelle, Masai giraffes, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, desert bighorn sheep, mountain tapir, and dozens more.
Reptiles: The Los Angeles Zoo features many cold-blooded residents, including American alligators, Colombian rainbow boa, Komodo dragons, Mexican beaded lizards, Aldabra tortoise; Madagascar radiated tortoise, woma, and others.
Invertebrates: See the giant desert centipede, Madagascar hissing cockroach, emperor scorpion, Chilean rose tarantula, Vietnamese walkingstick, and other creepy crawlies.
Amphibians: These unique creatures can live both in fresh water and on land, and the Los Angeles Zoo is home to the Axloti, and the Couch’s spadefoot toad!
Botanical Gardens: Most people come to see the animals, but what many don’t realize is that there is a world full of equally impressive, unique, and animated plants and flowers waiting to be discovered. Check out the park’s Botanical Gardens, where you’ll see the living things that provide food, shade, and entertainment to us and our animal neighbors. You’ll see plants such as the Chilean wine palm, bald cypress, cycads, cactus, and more. Some of these hardy plants have been in existence since the age of dinosaurs, and you’ll have the rare chance to learn and witness how they have adapted to survive.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens provides a great learning opportunity for you and your family, and a way to escape the urban noise for a morning or afternoon as you peruse the magnificent displays and habitats that are home to some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.