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LA's Spring Dandy Lions

Candy Spelling | Posted 06.18.2014 | Celebrity
Candy Spelling

Lions can live up to 14 years in the wild and up to three decades in captivity. Cookie, zoo officials say, was known for her own special roar. And when the couple roamed the enclosed terrain together and roared in unison they really drew a crowd.

City Council's Zoo Debate Turns Ugly

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles

In one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's last efforts to shed the city of its non-core services, his proposal to turn over marketing at the Los Angeles ...

LA Zoo Has A New Plan.. Including Cheaper Tickets!

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

The long-sought effort to increase the role of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association at the Los Angeles Zoo took a step forward on Monday with a new...

WATCH: Villaraigosa On Walmart, Football And The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday to talk about a variety of hot topics in LA that include Walmart, marijuana, taxes, the zoo an...

Following Deadly Attack, LA Zoo Adopts New Policy

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Zoo officials have announced a new policy of separating newborn and adult male chimpanzees after a deadly attack in June, reports CBS. ...

Judge Issues Scathing Opinion On The Ignorance Of LA Zookeepers

Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Both sides can claim victories in a lawsuit against the LA Zoo over the treatment of Billy the elephant -- a beast the suit described as overweight, d...

There's Nothing Sadder Than A Sexually Frustrated Elephant

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Billy the elephant, who has been at the LA Zoo for 23 of his 27 years, is overweight, depressed and sexually frustrated, according to a lawsuit put fo...

PHOTOS: The Cutest New Babies At The LA Zoo

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Springtime is here and that means lots of adorable animal babies at the LA Zoo! Many new youngsters join the Sumatran tiger cubs, giant otter pups ...

Earth Day: Where To Celebrate Mother Nature This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Earth Day is an opportunity for us to give back, to educate and to have fun doing it. We all leave a footprint on the planet, no matter how big or sma...

WATCH: Woman Climbs Into Elephant Cage

Posted 12.28.2011 | Weird News

A mentally ill woman who police say had not taken her medication climbed into an elephant enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo Tuesday and attempted to pe...

WATCH: Woman Climbs Into LA Zoo Elephant Enclosure

Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles

As KTLA reports, a woman at the Los Angeles Zoo yesterday decided that she wanted to be one with the animals. She climbed over ditches and a barrier t...

PHOTOS: Wanna Go For A Ride?

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- You can do more than watch a peninsular pronghorn, maned wolf or serval at the Los Angeles Zoo. Now you can ride them too. The $2.5 mi...

LA's Cutest New Residents

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. PREVIOUSLY: The Los Angeles Zoo is booming with new life - and we have some of the cutest pictures you've ever seen to pro...

LA Date Night: Rock Cover Bands At The LA Zoo

| Lien Ta | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Yours truly's very first date in life was at a zoo. But had it included rock 'n' roll cover bands by the monkey cages ... well, perhaps we wouldn't st...

Weekend To-Do List: Live Shows, Film Screenings, And Valentine's Day-Inspired Events

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This weekend if you're looking for live entertainment, you can choose from indie, family-oriented and classical music events or head to a local comedy...

Weekend To-Do List: Cupcake Challenge, Art Openings, And Puppy Bowl

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If you have decided to opt out of the Chinese New Year and Super Bowl Celebrations this weekend, we've got plenty of alternatives for you to enjoy. Pe...

PHOTOS: Family Fairs Around LA: The Zoo And 'X Life'

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It was a night of family fun yesterday evening in Los Angeles. At the Los Angeles Zoo, Billy the elephant welcomed new family members Tina and Jewel a...

Behold Christofur: The LA Zoo's New Kikuyu Colobus Monkey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It has been a bad, bad, bad week. How about some monkey news to brighten things up some? This just in from the LA Zoo: The Los Angeles Zoo's baby Kik...

Greening Hollywood: Genesis And Our Warm and Fuzzy Friends

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

Baby seals were the stars of this year's Genesis Awards which honor members of the Hollywood community for their activism in drawing attention to the inhumane treatment of animals.

Odd Couple at the Zoo: Slash and Betty White

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brenda Scott Royce

Rocker Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and "Golden Girl" Betty White have joined forces to battle activists seeking to cease construction of the L.A. Zoo's Asian elephant habitat.

The Rocker and the Golden Girl

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brenda Scott Royce

Few pairings could be stranger than rocker Slash... and Golden Girl Betty White. But both have thrown their weight behind the Los Angeles Zoo's new elephant habitat.

The Myth of the Wild

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brenda Scott Royce

Most animal lovers would agree they'd prefer that exotic animals live in the wild than in captivity. But with our planet increasingly in peril, how many truly wild places remain?

Bob & Lily & Jack & Betty

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

Bob Barker appeared before the L.A. City Council, invoking the name of his best-known gig when he said of the LA Zoo elephant habitat's $42 million cost: "The price is not right."

Celebrities Fight Huge LA Elephant Exhibit

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Kids can keep visiting Billy the elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo _ for now. The City Council on Wednesday delayed a controversial...