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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The...

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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Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning

We arrived well before opening time. Lots of free parking. Was very busy. Consider purchasing tickets before going as we stood in a long line to purchase ours but the line did... read more

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo was clean, nicely laid out and it was nice that you could get beer and wine at some of the food options. However, so many of the enclosures were either empty or had 1-2 animals in them. It was especially ridiculous in the elephant enclosure that was HUGE and said it had elephants from 3-4 different countries. We... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived well before opening time. Lots of free parking. Was very busy. Consider purchasing tickets before going as we stood in a long line to purchase ours but the line did move at a reasonable pace. Lots of families visiting the day we were there. Lots of people purchasing food and drinks at the zoo. Zoo is spread out... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is a good little break in the day, and we spent a couple of hours walking around. Some animals were taking a break and weren't in their habitats, and others had dirty class to look through. So, I'd say maintenance is only okay, but it's clean and enjoyable, and was a little bit of tranquility, which we detoured... More 

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LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the holiday-season zoolights and the youngest family member enjoyed it. A large part of the zoo is closed during the evening show of course.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I used go LA cards on our trip and this was one of the places we could visit on them. (Totally recommend the go la cards to anyone. Saved us loads of money!) I was pleasantly surprised at the huge amount of animals that are on show here at the zoo. Everything from lions and elephants to... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the zoo and aside from the usual zoo exhibits we were lucky enough to hear the gibbons making their very loud and unusual sounds. It is hard to even describe but do not miss an opportunity to experience this sound live. I have visited many zoos and I would say this is a very good zoo.

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend a day at the LA Zoo. Located in Griffith Park, it is easy to find, ample free parking, and worth a visit. It is quite spread out, so bring your walking shoes. You will log several miles as you wonder thru all the exhibits. No end of lively animals in natural settings, with many, many handlers keeping everything fed,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were in the area with our grandchildren and decided to check out the LA Zoo. We did not have high expectations and were pleasantly surprised by the size of the zoo and the variety of animals. There is a reptile house with several varieties of snakes and lizards on display. There is also a komodo dragon exhibit which my... More 

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Highbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were looking for a value visit on a nice sunny day - and choose the LA Zoo at $17 for seniors (over 62). It did not disappoint ! Plenty of animals, small and large - many I had not seen before. The compounds were all clean with plenty of space and we had a very enjoyable 4 hours. A... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We got there later than intended due to the buses, but we got too see everything. took the tram to the top then made our way down. just picked too hot of a day to go.

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