Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.lazoo.org - (323) 644-4200
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Reviews
It's a Jungle In Here! Nov 17, 2007
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located within Griffith Park, a 4200 acre park in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The zoo may be one the most affordable attractions in Los Angeles...adults (13 & up) are $10, seniors are $7, children (2-12) are $5, and children under 2 are FREE. Zoo parking is FREE to boot!
The zoo grounds are decorated with lush floral specimens. The animal habitats are constantly being renovated to look more and more realistic to the animal's natural habitats. For instance, in 2000, Red Ape Rain Forest was opened to highlight the orangutan. In 2007, the Campo Gorilla Reserve was unveiled to house 6 western lowland gorillas. Currently being renovated is the Asian Elephant habitat. The zoo is also an integral part of the California Condor Recovery Program with over 100 condor hatchings at the zoo.
The zoo is huge...be sure to wear comfy shoes. The the pathways within the zoo are paved but some do go up inclines and and down declines. It is not out of the ordinary seeing people doing their daily workout either by walking or jogging. It is also common to see aspiring artists perfecting their craft by sketching or photographing the animals. The Los Angeles Zoo is home to 1200 animals. I have been to the zoo several times and I have not seen all of them.
So escape the concrete jungle and venture into the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
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