Reindeer Romp Happening Through Jan. 6 at the Los Angeles Zoo

Reindeer Romp, the Los Angeles Zoo’s beloved daytime holiday celebration, is happening daily until Sunday, January 6, 2019, giving Angelenos the rare opportunity to see real reindeer this season at its “Reindeer Village” habitat. While visiting the “Reindeer Village” on weekends, guests can learn more about the herd from expert reindeer keepers at 11am and 2pm, as well as get crafty at the craft station designing custom antlers. Stop by Santa Claus’s charming North Pole outpost for photos on December 15-16 and 22-23, from 11 am to 3 pm, with a variety of photo packages available for an additional fee. The weekend festivities continue with the animals receiving “presents” of their own at 11 am. While festive, these treats serve an important role, promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of the animals by encouraging natural behaviors. The schedule is as follows:

December 15: Bornean orangutans
December 16: Red river hogs
December 22: Giant river otters at Rainforest of the Americas

December 23: Snow leopards                                             
December 29: Lions
December 30: Giant river otters at Rainforest of the Americas
January 5: Sumatran tigers
January 6: Sichuan takins

Guests can also enjoy a special holiday edition of its World of Birds Show daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00 and 2:30 pm through January 6. Among the species spotlighted in this dazzling free-flight display of natural behaviors are Cape vultures, crowned cranes, and blue-throated macaws. *Schedule subject to change.

All Reindeer Romp activities, except Santa photos, are free with paid Zoo admission. Also included with paid Zoo admission are daily close-up animal encounters, intriguing shows, holiday crafts, talks and guided experiences, training demonstrations, and more. For details and to purchase tickets, visit

Daily through January 6, 2019
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens,
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.8 million visitors each year, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare and has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.

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