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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
+1 323-644-4200
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo’s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.
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“reptile house” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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"elephant exhibit"
in 18 reviews
"bird show"
in 14 reviews
"reptile house"
in 11 reviews
"animals seem"
in 11 reviews
"animal enclosures"
in 10 reviews
"family membership"
in 10 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 9 reviews
"griffith park"
in 27 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"lair"
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"chimpanzees"
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"exhibits"
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"flamingos"
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"habitat"
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"lion"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only real plus points for this zoo is that - on paper - it has a wide range of animals, and the price of $21 for entry is quite reasonable. However, prices on the inside are unacceptably bad. We went on a very hot...More

Thank Danvere C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday in April. The zoo was packed and we had to wait in line for tickets. I have foot problems but the zoo was hilly and my husband couldn't push a wheelchair up those hills. We didn't get an electric vehicle...More

Thank Lynnette27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the LA Zoo whenever we get a chance. It is a fun place to visit with many different activities besides viewing animals. There is always at least one volunteer on the sidewalks with an animal that you can learn about and touch, such...More

Thank ChloeCarnitas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small zoo with a very confusing layout. Enclosures reminded me of the horrible cages that I remember from the 60's and 70's. We were really disappointed in this place and would never go again. I am surprised it is still open. It...More

Thank Arizona1964
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is not something you should spend your money on. The animals look so depressed and sad. This is probably because they have some of the smallest cages i have seen in a modern zoo. Half of the cages barely have a rock or...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

. Where is freaking PETA now. They sue and harass people for stupidities and I do not see them suing LA to take keep these animals with dignity. All politics. This zoo is small and depressing. It seems that you are in a third world...More

Thank ericucho n
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I have a thing about gorillas - I want to visit them whenever possible. I arrived at the zoo when the gates opened. The lines were a little long, but by purchasing my ticket online on my phone, I was able to skip the lines...More

1  Thank MaMa-Beck-13
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We bought a yearly family membership because I found a coupon online for a discount. We had to register to come for early access to the boo at the zoo and unfortunately the membership cards had not arrived. It took almost 4 weeks to get...More

Thank Exquize
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great zoo. Many animals to see. You can feed a giraffe for $5. (Very cool!) Try to arrive early. Lines can get long. Really enjoyed our day there.

1  Thank 3peepsocon
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I find the zoo borderline as far as the way its maintained. Needs to be remodeled. This is The Los Angles Zoo, should be better. Not really that much for young kids to do, it's average. Worse thing I went with my grandson, and my...More

Thank Ana Julia F
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yevgeniy01
22 March 2018|
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Response from KSC75 | Reviewed this property |
You can take bus line 780, and then transfer to line 96 at Los Feliz/Riverside stop. However, buses run somewhat irregularly (15-40 min in between), so I recommend Uber.
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jmidcavs
1 February 2018|
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Response from Sean N | Reviewed this property |
Also be aware the train stops running well before the park closes. We got to the top to be told the last train was leaving in 5 minutes and we weren’t allowed to get on it even though people we queuing.
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tshep42
9 October 2017|
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Response from Tiffany W | Reviewed this property |
It is an extremely long hike.
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