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Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
Phone Number: 13236444200
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Different animals, reasonable price.

This place is good for maybe 3 or 4 hours. I wouldn't say the whole day. There's lots of different animals I haven't seen in other zoos and you can get quite close to them. When... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is good for maybe 3 or 4 hours. I wouldn't say the whole day. There's lots of different animals I haven't seen in other zoos and you can get quite close to them. When we went they had a dinosaur exhibition on which was good, an extra $5 but it was a good exhibit. It was red hot... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to our fair share of zoos and almost didn't go to this one because we have gone to so many in the last few months. This one was huge! You could really spend most of the day there. It doesn't close until 5 but they start putting the animals away at 4 so you want to be... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Okay so where should I begin? This ZOO is amazing, growing up in So Cal I always thought that if you wanted to go to a great ZOO and see amazing animals you needed to head down south to San Diego. But that is not the case anymore, the Los Angeles ZOO is amazing and a great place to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my nephew (5 years) and nieces (13-14 years) and sister (36 years) and they all just had fun. Its a huge place, you would need +2 hours, so if you don't have much time I would suggest you to come here another time.

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Thank Ahmed J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the LA Zoo for a school project and I was disappointed because the Panthers, the koalas, and the elephants weren't out. Other than that it was a good experience. They have a lot of unique habitats and a great variety of reptiles which I really enjoyed. Different parts of the zoo represent different countries and animals that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never tire of the L.A. Zoo, which features spacious animal enclosures connected by broad walkways that are lush with vegetation and shaded by eucalyptus trees and bamboo groves -- a perfect destination for a family outing. The amazing orangutans have a huge open place to play, as do the chimps and the gorillas. Special exhibits like "The Lair," filled... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to give this zoo a 4 because it is a great place to see wild animals. The big trees along the walkways are beautiful and serene. Lots of food places and snack shacks through out the zoo, prices seemed pretty decent compared to a typical theme park. Though it does have a lot of hills to walk up... More 

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Long Beach
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for something different on a Saturday afternoon. Terrible dodger game traffic. Very disappointed in the lack of animals to see. Those that were there seemed sedated. Lethargic. It was a summer day but not that hot. Still very disappointed. Good for small kids but not much there.

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manhattan beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never had a bad time here. The zoo is open and clean and so much fun. They have something for everyone...young or old. Spend half a day there, its well worth it.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice facilities. Great layout. Good variety. Helpful staff. Children friendly. Lots of nearby free parking. Easy to get to.

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