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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 13236444200
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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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Loved it!!!!

Loved the zoo. It was fairly big and my husband and I spent a whole day there. There was a huge assortment of animals, and food and drinks were readily available. I would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ada B
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Fort Simpson, Canada
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Burbank, California
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am an annual pass holder to the LA Zoo. It is a fairly large zoo, that you can take a good 4-6 hours to visit if you want to see everything. Usually I'll take my 3 and 6 year old there for about 2 hours. We'll look at animals for a while and let them play on the playground.... More 

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Fort Simpson, Canada
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the zoo. It was fairly big and my husband and I spent a whole day there. There was a huge assortment of animals, and food and drinks were readily available. I would have like to have seen better habitats for some of the animals though. Overall, we had a good visit and would recommend.

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Thank Ada B
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We are happy you 'loved' the zoo. Stay tuned! We have lots of exciting events coming up soon. More 

Ventura
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216 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since we figured that the Superbowl wouldn't be that special (and from what we heard it wasn't), We decided to skip all the sitting around with nachos and beer and go to the L.A. Zoo. It was a great choice! Overall there was only one exhibit that we had to wait to get up close. Everything else was wide open.... More 

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LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the LA Zoo! Big THUMBS UP for buying tickets online. We are happy you enjoyed your experience. More 

Los Angeles
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151 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstandingly inadequate signage. It took us forever to find anything and then, usually, only by accident as there was not enough informational signs telling us specifically which walkway to take. Literally - every person we passed was having the same problem as they roamed around frustrated,grumbling about trying to follow the few generic signs that would point in a general... More 

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Thank JesseLosAngeles
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Signage is an important part of the experience. We appreciate the suggestions. More 

Burbank, California
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133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year our family has decided to have a yearly pass. We enjoy walking around the zoo and go at least once a month. We live very close by. The zoo has a little something for everyone, beer, wine and soda to walk around with. This is a nice place to have lunch and you can buy... More 

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LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

It is a family affair! Thank you for your continued support of the L.A. Zoo. More 

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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Los Angeles isn't the kind of place you think of having wild animals, or at least THOSE kind of wild animals...but we were pleasantly surprised. A July visit probably wasn't the best option as most of the Animals were trying to beat the heat. But watching the animal care specialists bring out the summer treats for the Lions and hippo... More 

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LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

YAY! We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Our animals love their summer treats. More 

So Cal
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Los Angeles Zoo has upgraded many of their exhibits, but there are still a few that need work. Tigers, Chimps, Hippos, Gorillas, Zebras, Bighorn sheep and reptiles are examples of great unobstructed viewing. Many smaller animals are in enclosures that are often dark or behind so much fencing, it's difficult to see the animals. Some animals are virtually never... More 

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LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your support of the L.A. Zoo! More 

Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not waste your time in this zoo.THe animals looked sad and depressed.i was amazed with the "condor of the Andes"! such a big and beautiful bird but the cage was tinny.I used to go to the zoos everyplace I go, and let me tell you that this is one of the worst zoos I ever been. It looks like... More 

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Thank 460alejandra
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your zoo experience. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

f you're a first-time visitors to Los Angeles that are on a budget (I would't necessarily sign this under the wing since there are many sites that you can visit for free and have a blast). However, I will recommend this for families who live near or around Los Angeles, or those who don't want to go to Disneyland (then... More 

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Thank Nanita53
LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are especially happy that you enjoyed watching our Tasmanian Devils. We are 1 of 4 zoos in the United States to house them. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful lights and experience at a very reasonable price if you find an online deal on i believe it was Living Social, but also check with Groupon. Free parking, but even if you pay in advance you have to wait in a long line to exchange your Living Social prepay voucher for an actual ticket, which seemed odd, and no... More 

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LA Z, Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are working to alleviate the two-line process and make things easier for the 2016 Zoo Lights season. More 

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