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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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Reviewed 5 days ago

People tend to downgrade the LA Zoo because the "San Diego Zoo is better". There are a lot of things the Los Angeles Zoo does do really well. For example they have a great Chimpanzee area (and the San Diego Zoo doesn't even have chimps....More

Thank Jim_Wito
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a massive complex in Griffith Park. Parking is usually free with somewhat easy access from the freeway. This is the main zoo for the region and is a top destination for school groups and families. My family...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the zoo was disappointing. One has to walk a lot to see anything and there are few signs indicating where to go. And there were moments of unpleasant surprise, especially upon visiting the snow leopard enclosure. The animals were hardly moving under...More

4  Thank lucialoup777
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Zoo. I would like to address your concerns about the snow leopards. Yes, snow leopards primarily live in the snow, but their habitat ranges in regions with extreme temperatures, both hot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many animals to see and a great way to spend your weekend, very reasonably priced, on the day tickets cost $21 pp not bad at all, definitely recommend a visit.

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

Those are some great pictures! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time visiting the L.A. Zoo and it was a nice to see the animals, but in the summer time the larger animals tend to hide from the hot sun.

Thank 808sanjeetl
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming! You are right about the animals and how sometimes they hide in the shade during warmer days. The morning time on warmer days is a great time to see the animals.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my young daughter and was excited to see the animals with her. It was a hot August day and I was a little worried we wouldn’t see anything. I was pleasantly surprised at how many animals we did get to see, although some...More

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time to visit the LA zoo, the park is quite extensive and you can spent half a day easily to see all animals. Parking can be a bit of a hassle but worth the effort

Thank Raymond D
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zoo was kind of boring. Not too much going on and a lot of the animals were not even out. Lots of people that day and weather didn't help much.More

Thank lizmirjac
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Zoo. On warmer days some of the animals may choose to stay inside or hide in the shade to cool off. A good time to visit on warmer days is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do here! The place is really massive. We spent 3 hrs here and didn’t even get to finish the whole zoo. Lots of exhibits, nice petting zoo, clean facilities and helpful staff. Saw lots of families bring in ice chests/coolers full of...More

Thank Valerie L
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! Purchasing tickets online can be great on weekends when there are more visitors at the Zoo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousins brought their 13 year old granddaughter for a short visit to SoCal. Other than mall shopping, this very sweet little animal lover didn't have too many 'must visit' items on her list so we opted for a day at the zoo. This is...More

Thank June L
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andrew p
30 July 2018|
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Response from Lisa G | 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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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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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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