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Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 323-644-4200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: 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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There is a large variety of animals here which is good. But a lot of the enclosures were closed when we wend whitch was disappointing. This is a old zoo that really needs some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Ask Los Angeles residents how many times they have been to the Zoo, and they will tell you several . Plenty of parking, very reasonable rates($).. A little hilly, but they have tram tour, electric wheelchair rental, Stroller, rental. the Zoo is large, well layed out. It is clean, lots of benches, a playground. Some indoor a lot of outdoor... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is a large variety of animals here which is good. But a lot of the enclosures were closed when we wend whitch was disappointing. This is a old zoo that really needs some maintenance too keep it up with the high standards from around the world. I felt sorry for a lot of the animals as a lot of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I took both of my Kids for a day with my husband and the most they enjoyed was the giraffes, Rhino, and the elephants. I just hope is wasn't that hot the day we went. We will go back soon for our new family adventures! :)

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If your children are at all interested in seeing and learning about animals, the Los Angeles Zoo is the place to do it. There are a huge variety of animals inhabiting the zoo from insects to large mammals, they're all fun to see. I personally enjoy the seeing the huge variety of birds. The Safari Shuttle is something I recommend... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great Zoo especially with toddlers. The walk is hilly in places but the is lots of space and wide paths, take your time and enjoy the visit. Use the map, the outer trail has lots of empty space with few nimals to view. Plan your route, this can be a long walk and some of the larger... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great value for 19 bucks. Pretty warm on my visit so many of the animals were difficult to see but still a clean and fun environment. Great morning walk with a view.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The zoo was disappointing because the enclosures were not layed out well or stimulating for the animals. The animals were just there to be displayed, although the enclosures were clean. It appears the zoo needs some serious upgrading and/or to be revitalized. I rated it a three because the zoo does have nice wide, clean paths for young children to... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We took out 2-year old grandson to the zoo and were so disappointed. Many of the exhibits were empty. The signage was almost non-existent which made the map hard to follow. The enclosures looked old and unkempt. We had already taken him to the SD Zoo and there was no comparison. LA needs to upgrade its zoo.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Well maintained with a good selection of animals. Nice wide paths and well marked and labeled. Better than many zoos but for the truly interested nothing beats the San Diego Zoo.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The LA Zoo is not well maintained nor does it have a significant collection of interesting animals; however, it is what we have. We are members and take our granddaughter. My biggest complaint and one that can be readily dealt with is the number of enclosures that children under 4' tall cannot see into. I am attaching photos of two... More 

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Additional Information about Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone Number: 323-644-4200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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