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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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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...more
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5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a full day at the zoo, exploring every nook and cranny, and enjoyed it very much! This is a lovely zoo that’s enhanced by the botanical gardens throughout. We particularly enjoyed the impressive reptile and amphibian exhibits in the LAIR - a highlight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting us! It sounds like you had a great day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day at the Los Angeles Zoo. Parking and ticketing was a breeze. Employees and volunteers were great, but were difficult to find when in need of help with exact directions to specific enclosures. Some of the restaurants were closed, but the one we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Los Angeles Zoo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the zoo and purchase memberships for our extended family and ourselves every year. This review is for the tram driver from today’s ride. Someone called ‘captain’ Richard. We were waiting for the tram at one of the stops, there was an elderly gentleman...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello. We are so sorry that you experienced this while visiting the Zoo. We would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will be addressing your concerns immediately with staff. If you have any more questions or concerns please email...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo seems well kept and they are working on some enclosures. There were plenty of animals to see. No out of the ordinary animals. Some of the enclosures for the birds allowed for some close encounters. Over all the staff and volunteers were friendly....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess living in San Diego for many years you get spoiled with a world class zoo but with a large metropolitan city like LA you’d figured that they’d have a better facility (the Columbus Ohio zoo is better and it’s a much smaller city)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

We weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprise to find a very nice zoo. Lots of active animals to view, but nothing exceptional or special from other zoos we've been able to visit. The property is very hilly, so be sure to take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed February 10, 2019

While the animals seem to be well tended, the facility seems to be aged especially when compared to places such as the Bronx Zoo in NY or the San Diego Zoo. It is a fine place to spend several hours if you enjoy zoos. Some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review us. If you are interested in learning how the Zoo plans on updating in the future, please follow the link. www.lazoomasterplan.com

Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

We arrived at opening time 10 am on a Monday. Best time to go. Not many people there yet and after our lunch, it was perfect time to see the hippos eating. We got to see them feeding the chimpanzees. They throw vegetables and fruits...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thanks for coming! It sounds like you had a great time.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

The animals at this zoo are just adorable. I liked the monkeys and how playful they were. The flamingos are so pretty to look at. My daughter saw the zoo at night to see the light display. Her and her friend really liked it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ATJaweed
LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Very nice and beautiful place. Walk almost an hr around the zoo, saw a lot of animals from snake, tiger to hippo and many others animal. the parking and zoo areas was clean. plenty of restroom. foods are a little expensive. recommeded it.

Date of experience: March 2018
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LosAngelesZoo1966, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for recommending us! We hope to see you soon.

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alaskanbound
December 30, 2018|
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Response from kalrings | Reviewed this property |
I believe so...We saw a handful of wheelchairs being used there. It should be ADA accessible but you might not choose to do the entire zoo in one day
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andrew p
July 30, 2018|
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Response from 805lisag | Reviewed this property |
SD zoo is great I would say if you are coming over from England you should visit San Diego. Also look at the Beaches and San Juan Capistrano
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Limeiyu31
July 12, 2018|
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Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
It was just my wife and i and I believe we spent the better part of 4 hours there, including doing the hippo experience. I agree with Chloe that the paths are very zig-zaggy so it's hard to know if you saw everything, but I... More
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