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.[…]

Iniko the condor, as seen from the hidden perspective of her keepers at her arrival to the Zoo

Tears, Applause Greet California Condor Chick Iniko’s Return to the Wild

The L.A. Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society are celebrating the return to the wild of beloved California condor Iniko, a one and a half-year-old chick.[…]

<strong>A member of the Zoo's herpetology team holds a tiny Roti Island snake-necked turtle hatchling in their palm. The ultimate objective of the Zoo's breeding program for this critically endangered turtle – which is extinct in the wild – is to repopulate native habitats in Indonesia.</strong> Photo by Ian Recchio.

Conservation Spotlight: Turtle Talk

By Ian Recchio, Curator of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish The L.A. Zoo’s herpetology department has bred the critically endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle several times over the years.[…]

Sumatran tiger standing in water

Zoo-m In, Summer 2021

When making the rounds at the Zoo, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association member Arthur Bohlmann has a few must-see stops: the painted dogs (his favorites), the Indian gharials, and the Western lowland gorillas.[…]

Bettong standing under brown leaves

Animal Spotlight: Bouncing Baby Bettong

Would you believe there’s a marsupial that builds nests with its tail? Perhaps you would, because marsupials are known for doing some pretty unusual things.[…]

<strong>Wild California condor parents wait while biologists complete a nest check.</strong> Photo by Beth Schaefer

News in the Zoo, July 2021

A condor nest check adventure, the pattering of tiny hooves, and serpent births.[…]