Official Blog of the L.A. Zoo

Learn about exciting Zoo developments, including animal updates, events, expert perspectives, and field reports on our conservation initiatives at the Zoo and around the world.

James Moore

Go Behind the Scenes with Custodian Supervisor James Moore

Custodian Supervisor James Moore reflects on the years he's spent making the Zoo enjoyable for guests - and on what's in it for him.[…]

Rachel Helfing is a Zoo staffer and member of the communications team for the Association of Minority Zoo & Aquarium Professionals, of which the L.A. Zoo is a proud supporter.

Partner Profile: AMZAP

Rachel Helfing shares about the organization, its mission, and the Zoo’s proud partnership, as well as her own career journey.[…]

Snow Leopard in Shadow Forest

Animal Absences, Explained

The L.A. Zoo is home to more than 270 species, but sometimes you might not see your favorite on a trip to the Zoo.[…]

<strong>Dr. Davis-Powell at work with her team.</strong> Photo by Jamie Pham

Behind the Scenes with Associate Veterinarian Dr. Jordan Davis-Powell

Explore what has powered Dr. Davis-Powell’s zoo journey, from TV to Tuskegee to tigers.[…]

Denise Verret posing with the giraffes

Zoo Update with Zoo CEO and Director Denise M. Verret – February 2022

When we opened our doors back to the public in 2020, I was thrilled to see how many different faces were coming through our gates – faces that represented the diverse communities of Los Angeles.[…]

GLAZA President Tom Jacobson feeding a giraffe.

Zoo Update with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson – January 2022

In November I expressed gratitude for the generosity of our members and donors, and now I’m delighted to report that during the holiday season you gave us even more reason to be thankful.[…]