Los Angeles Zoo, California, USA (with Map & Photos)

Los Angeles Zoo, USA: detailed description, address and photo. Animal species, zoo tours, tourist reviews.

Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo

The first zoo in Los Angeles opened in 1912. There were few animals then, and money too, so the few wolves, lions and bears lived in cramped cages and ate poorly. Finally, in the 1960s it was decided to close the old zoo and build a new one in its place - more spacious and well-groomed. Today, the Los Angeles Zoo occupies an imposing section of Griffith Park.

Over a thousand different animals, including rare ones, live on an area of ​​54 hectares.

What to watch

Especially popular are the Gorilla Sanctuary, the Red Monkey Forest and the Elephants of Asia zone. For the gorillas, a whole jungle was built here with waterfalls and a garden that imitates their natural habitat, and the elephants have a huge territory where they can freely walk and swim. In addition, a botanical garden with exotic plants is scattered throughout the zoo. Ficuses, Chilean wine palms, roses, sage and currant bushes grow here. The most unusual pavilion contains rare plants confiscated during an attempted illegal import. For children, there is the Muriel Ranch, where you can play with pygmy goats and other pets.

Every day, except Tuesday, at 11:30 and 15:30, the zoo hosts the World of Birds show, where you can see rare and even endangered species.

It is better to come to the zoo in the morning, when the animals have just woken up, are not yet tired of visitors and are not hiding. And at this time you can see how they are fed. You can move around the park on foot or on the safari tram, which runs throughout the territory. In total, he has 6 stops at different ends of the zoo, a ticket for the whole day for an adult costs 4 USD, for a child - 2 USD, the number of trips is not limited.

There are several cafes on the territory of the zoo, but the prices there are quite high (a bottle of water costs about 4 USD ), so it's better to take a snack with you.

Practical information

Address: Los Angeles, 5333 S. Zoo Drive, CA 90027. Website (in English).

How to get there: take bus number 96 to the Zoo/Western Heritage stop; There is free parking for 90 cars.

Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 17:00, closed on December 25. Entrance: adults - 21 USD, pensioners - 18 USD, children from 2 to 12 years old - 16 USD, children under 2 years old - free of charge.

Los Angeles Zoo Map