Arts & Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA
Arts & Entertainment • Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr.,
Los Angeles , CA 90027 UNITED STATES
Based on 11 reviews
A Day With the AnimalsI've lived in the Los Angeles area for years now, but I never visited the zoo until my sister came to visit. We made a half day out of it, and we had a blast. We saw the new house exhibits, and we took our time walking around the zoo. We ate at the cafe that was located near the entrance to re-energize ourselves for a few more hours of fun.
Best Day!I just love the Zoo. It is educational, fun, and inexpensive.
UninspiringSave the eight dollars and drive to the San Diego zoo instead. The entire zoo is painted UPS brown. The animal enclosures are huge concrete behemoths that neither enhance the view, nor recreate the animals natural environment.
its been awhilei haven't been to this zoo in ahwile but from what i can remember it was small but still enjoyable. My favortie part is always the monkeys and the runner up would be the birds. Stay away from the gift shop though-the prices are just silly. And if you go on a hot day bring alot of water and comfy clothes. Its a fun and educational day and i cant wait to go back. I hear that alot of changes and exhibits have gone on since so im looking foward to it.See you soon!
Be prepared to walk alotI took my 18 month old to the zoo. We had a great time. She loved running around the open areas just as much as seeing the animals. There is alot of construction now so getting around is tough. Following the maps is not as easy as it would seem. We did a lot of walking and still didn't have time to see everything. I would definately go back after construction is complete.
large zoo with lots of walkingI remember the one time I went, it was in blazing hot weather and I recall having to walk A LOT. The place was a lot larger than I expected, because we didn?t even have time to see everything. The elephants and monkeys were my favorite. Though I have to say most of the animals looked pretty miserable in the blistering heat. I still like San Diego Zoo better by far~
It's a zooI don't normally frequent zoos, but one of my hobbies is photography and there aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can get close up pictures of a Meerkat family. So, every few months my husband and I trek to the LA Zoo to see what's new. They recently put some tiger cups on exhibit...and I'd love some pictures of that. The only think I tire of at the zoo really is the walking and lugging the camera equipment all over...but then again...that's my choice. We don't usually take advantage of the tram...but we just might the next time. I recommend a visit to the LA Zoo...if you haven't been in many years, it's probably time to take another look. The zoo has come a long way in the last 20 years.
HORRIBLE! Needs to be demolished! Animals go elsewhere...I hadn't been in eight years, previous to that it had been in the early 90's. Whoever wrote previous reviews are rediculous. The truth is....it's filthy..All of the animals are in the exact SAME HABITATS! Even the "snow leopard" is in 90 degree heat. There are plenty of money making souvenier shops. It was dangerous, there were swarms of bee's everywhere there was a trash can. I felt terrible for all the animals, it's a true disaster and a poor representation of LOS ANGELES and of the animals TRUE HABITAT. SHAME ON LOS ANGELES!!!!!! YOU SHOULD CLEAN IT UP!!!!!!!! All animal activists should unite and make a huge impact on bettering the lives of these animals.....i felt as if i lived in a third world country.
Animal Internment CampThe LA zoo should really be shut down until it can be re-done in such a manner that it would not be abusive to the animals forced to exist there.
AbominationAll zoos are an abomination and should be closed permanently. We capture animals, imprison them in unnatural settings, and then pretend to our children that this is good and the animals must like it since they're safe and well fed. How would you like to live that way? Would you put your pet in a zoo? Would you put your child in a zoo? Why animals?
This zoo is terribleI have been to the Los Angeles zoo twice in the last six years and both times, the experience was the same. Easily 40% of the enclosures had no animals in them. Among the animals they do have, many behave in a manner that suggests they are not treated well. The zoo itself is, as other reviews have stated, laid out very poorly and with confusing signage. With San Diego not too far away, one questions the need for the LA Zoo to even exist, as poor as it is.
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