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Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
+1 323-644-4200
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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 botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants.
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5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
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"elephant exhibit"
in 18 reviews
"bird show"
in 14 reviews
"reptile house"
in 11 reviews
"family membership"
in 11 reviews
"animals seem"
in 11 reviews
"animal enclosures"
in 9 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 8 reviews
"griffith park"
in 27 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"monkeys"
in 29 reviews
"exhibits"
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"lair"
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"habitat"
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"rainforest"
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"amphibians"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While in Los Angeles we took our grandson to the LA Zoo. We saw lots of animals, birds, and reptiles. We were fortunate to overhear some of the docents briefing school children on the animals and birds. We found this place quite interesting and learned...More

Thank Curt K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am spoiled and go to San Diego zoo few times a year but every city I go to like zoo walks. When weather nice great way exercise and enjoy the zoo . LA zoo is hilly so you definitely get heart rate up not...More

Thank Alwaystravel999
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I suppose if you’ve never been to a zoo and just want to see any animal the layout would be fine. But the map is horrible, the signs inadequate and there is no one in the park to help. There appears to be no customer...More

Thank _MTJ_99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For what you get (including parking!), this is a really good day out, but average as far as zoos go. They have some really interesting animals like okapi, maned wolf and gorilllas, the premises are clean and the animals appear well taken care of. However,...More

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The LA zoo is easily accessible from the 134. There are ample free parking space. Entrance is around 16$. Recently, they made improvements to the zoo by adding a lot of panels explaining the plants and trees on the premises. They also created for kids...More

2  Thank Hanan M
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The place is compact and well planned and the attractions are easy to spot. Place is great for kids, lots to learn and lots to see. Perfect for a day trip

1  Thank Rajat D
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This zoo is a wonderful day trip for kids. It is well laid out and exhibits very nice. My daughter loved feeding the giraffe, the monkeys and elephants.

1  Thank WorldTraveler1976
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The zoo in Griffith park is fun, but it's all up hill from the parking lot (most of which is free to park in). It's not as fancy as San Diego, but if you stroll all the way to the top, you can feed a...More

2  Thank Rich H
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The LA Zoo has changed in a lot in the last decade, however, the space is so large that it still has a lot of updating to do. I would say that less than 5% of the space has been renovated, because it is just...More

1  Thank Aviva V
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We always try to a zoo when we’re on vacation and as far as zoos go it’s pretty good I think it up there with the St. Louis zoo and the Omaha zoo. Lots of places to get something to eat and drink and overpriced...More

Thank paul g
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jmidcavs
1 February 2018|
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Response from Sean N | Reviewed this property |
Also be aware the train stops running well before the park closes. We got to the top to be told the last train was leaving in 5 minutes and we weren’t allowed to get on it even though people we queuing.
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tshep42
9 October 2017|
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Response from Tiffany W | Reviewed this property |
It is an extremely long hike.
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born2bepink
27 March 2017|
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Response from Shoshana H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the exact answer to this question but I know if you go later in the day (4 or 5) this may depend on the season - I don't remember now - a number of the animals are put to bed and they may not be out there to... More
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