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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles

(2.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
At 54 hectare (133 acre), Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens houses more than 1,100 animals representing over 250 species and 7,400 plants categorized in 15 collections. In different exhibits that replicate the animals' natural habitat, you'll encounter mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, including 29 endangered species. Roam around a tropical rainforest featuring rivers, sculptures, and educational graphics, and see elephants play, rest, or roll around in sandy hills and bathing pools. Get a glimpse of gorillas, wild cats, and koalas on eucalyptus trees as you stroll past saltwater pools and rocky coves teeming with life. You'll have the chance to visit caves and desert trails. Check out the World of Birds show. Add Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens to your Los Angeles travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Los Angeles Zoo is really beautiful! a lot of animals, they have spaces that are much bigger than in most of the zoo, it takes minimum 2 h 30 for all to see! At the entrance you are given a map to navigate, full of possibility to circumnavigate the zoo because there are several paths. I you Council to go around 11:00 because the opening too many children... Parking is free and admission to the zoo, which is correct. Don't forget your camera! I you Council strongly this activity rather than wasting his time looking next to the homes of stars which you will see only a wrought iron gate.
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  • This zoo is ok. I have visited it, at least 4 times, in the last year. If you have a family and live in the area, it is worth buying a pass. It is big and at times, the animal enclosures are not very ...  more »
  • The LA Zoo is spread out over a rolling hilly landscape in Griffith Park. The animal exhibits are really excellent and the docents and staff are very well informed if you ask them questions. It is a m...  more »