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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles
(2.7/5 based on 600+ 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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  • I am always amazed no matter how many times I go to the zoo, it is still so wondrous - all different shapes, sizes, colors, patterns of so many different animals/species from all over the world. They ...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time here. It's very quiet during the week so it's a great place for young children. My 2-year-old daughter loved the petting zoo, where she was able to brush the goats and sheep...  more »
  • Plenty of parking. Prices are decent. Great for a day out. Lots of walking, or they do have a tram. Great assortment of animals, and reptiles. Make a day of it. Great location in Griffith Park.