Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Our 113 acres are home to more than 1,100 animals (many rare or endangered) among lush habitats and gardens that transport visitors all over the globe – from Asia to South America to Africa and beyond. The largest habitat at the L.A. Zoo – ELEPHANTS OF ASIA – is also its heart. This expansive exhibit with a waterfall and deep pool can be viewed from three themed viewing areas designed to increase appreciation of Asian elephants and awareness of their challenges in the wild. The state-of-the-art RAINFOREST OF THE AMERICAS offers a unique glimpse of creatures that crawl, climb, slither, swim and fly through this unique ecosystem, while LAIR (which stands for Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles) showcases a stunning array of “living jewels” in six themed areas.

Free daily entertainment includes MURIEL’S RANCH petting zoo, keeper talks and education pop-ups (see site for schedule), and an all-new show at the recently renovated ANGELA COLLIER WORLD OF BIRDS THEATER (performances at 11:30am daily, except Tuesdays and Fridays). For a separate fee, visitors can enjoy the delightful CONSERVATION CAROUSEL seven days a week or a behind-the-scenes, close-up INDIAN RHINO ENCOUNTER on weekends and holidays.