Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles

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#4 of 53 in Parks in Los Angeles
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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At 54 hectare (133 acre), Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens houses more than 1,100 animals representing over 250 species and 7,400 plants categorized in 15 collections. In different exhibits that replicate the animals' natural habitat, you'll encounter mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, including 29 endangered species. Roam around a tropical rainforest featuring rivers, sculptures, and educational graphics, and see elephants play, rest, or roll around in sandy hills and bathing pools. Get a glimpse of gorillas, wild cats, and koalas on eucalyptus trees as you stroll past saltwater pools and rocky coves teeming with life. You'll have the chance to visit caves and desert trails. Check out the World of Birds show. Put Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Los Angeles travel route builder site.
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  • The zoo is well organized and accessible for families with small children. We were there on a really hot day so many of the animals weee in the shade and not visible to us. But we enjoyed the zoo... 
    The zoo is well organized and accessible for families with small children. We were there on a really hot day so many of the animals weee in the shade and not visible to us. But we enjoyed the zoo...  more »
  • Decent size zoo, FREE PARKING, and not terribly priced tickets. The enclosures seem a bit small, but let’s be real- wild animals are not meant for captivity. Anything would be too small outside of.....  more
    Decent size zoo, FREE PARKING, and not terribly priced tickets. The enclosures seem a bit small, but let’s be real- wild animals are not meant for captivity. Anything would be too small outside of.....  more »
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  • Lots of potential here, I may have to go again to see the park in full swing. I like the layout, an air tram would be nice. It's a large park. It's a little dated but I think it adds to the charm. It would be a great place to have an annual pass especially if you like walking for exercise. Some decent food options that are surprisingly inexpensive. It's a good Zoo...
  • I think in order to best appreciate this zoo. It is best to visit more than once. I went on a very hot day. I will try again on a cooler temperature day. I'd like to see more of the enclosures opened up. During the pandemic I guess its up to the state of California. I think the staff is doing the best they can and I have edited my review to reflect that. Thank you!

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