The Los Angeles Zoo Launches Behind the Scenes Tours Behind the Scenes’ and ‘Keys to the Zoo’ Tours Give Guests a Rare Glimpse Into Zoo Life Beyond the Public Eye

The Los Angeles Zoo launches two Wild Adventure tours—Behind the Scenes and Keys to the Zoo—giving guests an inside look into animal care, conservation, and life at the L.A. Zoo.

Wild Adventures Behind the Scenes tour is a fun and informative peek into how the Zoo cares for each of the 1400 animals and 270 species who live on the grounds. Guests can learn about nutritional needs and food preparation, as well as what goes into designing a natural habitat that promotes overall well-being, conservation efforts, and more. The Behind the Scenes tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday’s at 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. and will include a visit to two different locations and explores a myriad of diverse and stimulating topics to educate and entertain. The tour costs $75 per person plus Zoo general admission. Tour themes include:

  • Pioneering Conservation  
    Learn about innovative research and groundbreaking new inventions in conservation and preservation that shape the care of critters large and small.
  • Cats and Dogs  
    Explore the wild counterparts to our at-home companions with visits to the Zoo’s resident felines and canids, and discover just how different cats and dogs really are.
  • What’s for Lunch 
    Explore the meal-time rituals of two very different species and how their dining etiquette plays a critical role in the health of their environment.
  • From Rescue to Ambassador 
    Explore the untold stories of some of the remarkable rescue animals that call the Los Angeles Zoo home. Learn about their amazing journeys from animals in need to animal ambassadors and the partnerships that make it all possible.
  • Feeding a Zoo 
    Learn about a variety of eating habits that help animals live their best lives by selecting the best fuel, from fish popsicles to krill smoothies and everything in between.
  • Evolving Habitats  
    Discover the science behind the Zoo’s vines, sand, ponds, and plants that the 270 species of animals require for their homes, from the surface they walk on to the heights of the trees they can climb.

Its second tour, Wild Adventures Keys to the Zoo, gives guests unprecedented access to the Zoo’s conservation and animal care efforts through one of its Animal Care experts. These tailored tours will provide insight into the most important and newsworthy animals sharing stories on conservation, breeding, and care. The Keys to the Zoo tour take place on the second Friday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast at the Sea Life Cliffs viewing window from 9:00-9:30 a.m. During the tour, participants will visit three unique locations while focusing on a species or theme, including mammals, birds, and animal behaviors. The tour costs $150 per person plus Zoo general admission.

WHEN:
The Behind the Scenes tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday’s at 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. The Keys to the Zoo tour take place on the second Friday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast at the Sea Life Cliffs viewing window from 9:00-9:30 a.m.
WHERE:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens,
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
COST:

Behind the Scenes tour costs $75 per person. Keys to the Zoo tour costs $150 per person. The price of a tour is in addition to the purchase of Los Angeles Zoo admission and children must be seven years of age to participate. Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

INFO:
To learn more about the tours and to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://tickets.lazoo.org/webstore/landingPage.
Credit:
L.A. ZOO:
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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