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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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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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Lots of interesting animals

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank ledbytheunknown
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon for an afternoon out. Although I had a nice time I couldn't help but feel that a large number of the animals, especially the lions, tigers and the rest of the big cats, had very small enclosures that are not suitable for animals of their size. Overall I felt that the zoo was quite run... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice Zoo with interesting animals. The visit was limited and I am sure we missed some key highlights. Most will find the zoo walkable if they are comfortable with the modest hills. There were 5 exhibits I really enjoyed: gorillas, monkeys, tigers, baby giraffe and hippopotamuses. Elephants were not in sight. Although lots of cement, these... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visted this zoo with our 16 month old daughter. She was happy to see animals like giraffes, zebra , gorila etc. The zoo needs a lot of walking and some in very hilly areas. There are good number of eating joints and eating areas on the way but they are bit overpriced. There is a tram around the park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the L.A. Zoo today (2/4/17), Just to get out of the house, plus the weather was nice for it too. We are zoo members also. Which if you live in the area is not a bad deal. Today I took my 1 year old to feed the giraffe and she absolutely loved it! Then right afterwards we... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my kids here for the day with my sister and we had a blast walking around all the exhibits and enclosures.

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good zoo, but, not as good as San Diego. A good expansive zoo set on a hill, so, expect a good amount of hill walking, While we were there, it was pretty busy as it was a holiday, and there was only one zoo bus available, with a huge queue. It's worth noting that the bus is not free.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at this 50 year old, 133 acre zoo. It is massive with alot of walkways, some in very hilly areas. Because of it is also a garden with many desert plants it is pleasant and much is shaded. Although they give you a map, it is confusing because in some places there are no signs directing you... More 

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