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“LA Zoo”

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
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$72.00*
and up
Hollywood Explorer Pass
Ranked #57 of 596 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I enjoyed taking my grandson to LA Zoo. The weather was ideal and many of the animals were out. My grandson was disappointed that the gorillas were not as active, as they are his favorite animals. The zoo was very clean and well-kept for the most part. I would like to take my other grandchildren to the LA zoo when they come and visit me soon!

Thank Juliette J
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Sei F, Guest Relations Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2014

Hi Juliette, thanks so much for visiting and your review. We really appreciate your kind words and hope our gorilla troop is more active next time your grandson visits!

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to zoo late in the afternoon.
It was about to close we did not have time to see all animals. Most of the animals were sleeping. There is not a chance to go by golf car it is only half way.
There are many betters things to do in LA if your children are not very small :(((

Thank CansunDemir
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Sei F, Guest Relations Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2014

Hi, thanks for visiting and your review. If you return to our zoo, we suggest arriving earlier in the day so you have the chance to experience our amazing animals. There's great fun and educational opportunities for kids of all ages and sizes. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

The zoo is easy to reach, an advantage to out of towners like us. Parking is free--hooray! Buy tickets online and waltz right in. That's nice. I loved the volunteers--many of them young people. They were upbeat and cheerful on a hot day. One showed our 5 year olds an elephant hair and had them compare it to their own hair. Another offered to let them handle a snake (they were not interested). All in all, a pleasant outing.

Thank Clark H
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was a very fun day out. The annual passes are a great deal ( if i remember correctly only double or triple the daily fee). The entrance has Jurassic Park style gates that make you wonder if dinosaurs are inside as well :-). Great day out. Be prepared to walk alot though. The carts that pick you up and drop you off ( fee attached) have very long wait times. Not queues just the turn around time is lenghty.

Thank Ali A
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went early so that we could catch all the animals before they had their afternoon naps and we managed to see all the animals except the Tiger. If you can, take the shuttle to get from point A to B, it's well worth the money, especially if you have young kids who don't want to walk the whole zoo.

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Sei F, Guest Relations Manager at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2014

Hi Audrey, thanks so much for visiting and your review. Great tip about taking the shuttle!

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