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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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5333 Zoo Drive, 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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  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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+1 323-644-4200
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1 - 10 of 638 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend had recommended we visit LA zoo while we were over on holiday. Having previously visited San Diego zoo I was a bit sceptical but the promise of giraffe feeding convinced us to give it a try and I’m so glad we did! We...More

Thank Bevdoll5
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a great place to spend a full day learning about the flora and fauna of our world and doing it in a beautiful setting. Should not be missed while in L.A.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really hoping this would be a nice zoo with nice facilities for the animals, it didn’t seem that way. The animals appeared bored and many of them lonely. The areas seemed small with little for the animals to do.

Thank I_get_around2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is not in the first rank and the site is part of the problem. It is in the foothills of the mountains that ring LA. As a result, there is a very confusing placement of exhibits as a result of the topography and...More

2  Thank tajikiev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK so I got to experience the LA Zoo for my first time in a different way...I attended 80s and 90s night and had SO much fun! A lot of the animals were still awake and the zoo was big enough to keep us busy!...More

Thank AniKa F
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and having a rad time at Roaring Nights!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in LA for business and I had a day off and went to the Zoo. This is a fabulous location for adults and kids. And if your kids are tired of pounding the pavements and you are tired of theme...More

1  Thank Lizznyc
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for spending time at the Zoo during your trip to L.A.! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful zoo, one of the best in the country. It is spread out, and it is a great , and save way to see the various animals,

Thank 484karlc
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stopped by, as a member, to the LA Zoo to see the two new snow leopard cubs. They are about 3 months old and now are out on display with their mom. Really fun to watch and their mom plays with them as well....More

Thank Valerie H
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting, and for being a valued GLAZA member! We're so glad to hear that you've gotten a chance to see the beautiful snow leopard cubs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went mid week taking advantage of the online deal to pre book at a lower price than buying at the gate. $16 per person is definitely a good deal for a zoo these days. Arriving for 10am it was nice and quiet and remained...More

1  Thank FioHu
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit; we're so glad that you had a good time and got to see numerous animal care and education demos. We understand your conflicted feelings about animals living in human care. Unfortunately, too many of the species that we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was skeptical of Los Angeles Zoo with it being in the heart of LA. I thought the enclosures may be small and the animals be in poor condition. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The zoo is huge! The enclosures are not cramped and most...More

Thank Kate S
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Zoo, especially our new giraffe feeding experience. Randa the one-horned rhinoceros is the oldest living member of her species, and receives the best possible care by her dedicated keepers. She...More

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tshep42
9 October 2017|
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Response from Valerie H | Reviewed this property |
It is really too far, the Griffith Park is the largest in LA and the Zoo is in opposite part of the park from the Observatory. However the walk from Fern Dell and Trails End Cafe, near Fern Dell and Western, leads up to the... More
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born2bepink
27 March 2017|
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Response from Shoshana H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact answer to this question but I know if you go later in the day (4 or 5) this may depend on the season - I don't remember now - a number of the animals are put to bed and they may not be out there to... More
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Ofek B
13 March 2017|
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Response from Evie B | Reviewed this property |
I would go in the morning when they open you can probably see it all. I personally like the elephants and I took my daughter to feed the giraffes...
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