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Why Are So Many California Birds Sick?

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a record 21 California condors have been treated for lead poisoning this hunting season in California. ...

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...

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. ...

When Elephants Ruled the Intersection: The Saga of the Selig Zoo Statues

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

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Cara Santa Maria

The Talk Nerdy To Me Guide To Animal Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

2012-05-31-Screenshot20120531at12.11.32PM.jpgI recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Zoo with animal "sexpert" Dr. Carin Bondar, the "biologist with a twist."

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 ...

Could LA Go Bankrupt?

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' top budget official says the city could go bankrupt if it doesn't overhaul its finances with new taxes, possible layoffs a...

Betty White Got Elton John WHAT For His Birthday?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

There are perhaps few gifts as befitting the man who once crooned "Crocodile Rock" than a crocodile. Perhaps that hit song is what partly inspired...

Meet Betty White's Ape Namesake

Posted 02.08.2012 | TV

Introducing Elka, the baby orangutan named after Betty White's "Hot In Cleveland" character. The baby Elka's naming comes as an end to the Greater Los...

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...

Traveling With The Family To The Los Angeles Area? Here's Our Guide

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in and around Los Angeles can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make plannin...

Reggie The Alligator Gets New Mate, Cajun Kate, At Los Angeles Zoo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Reggie the celebrity alligator is getting some female companionship at the Los Angeles Zoo. The 7 1/2-foot gator, who became famo...

On the Budget, The Time to Act is Now

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The time to act is now and we must move immediately to balance this year's budget. We can no longer "Just Say No" to public-private partnerships or privatizing our parking garages, convention center or zoo.

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 Real Cost of "Virtual" Nature

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

A zoo visit won't achieve the same level of impact as an African safari, but most of us, viewing elephants and other exotic animals in their ever-shrinking native habitat is not possible.

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."

Zoo Is Not a Dirty Word

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

A small, vocal group of animal activists in Los Angeles is mounting a campaign to halt construction on the new elephant exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo, and to send its Asian bull elephant to a sanctuary.