To serve the community, the Los Angeles Zoo will create an environment for recreation and discovery; inspire an appreciation of wildlife through exhibitry and education; ensure the highest level of animal welfare; and support programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat.
About The Zoo:
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens plays an active role in collaborative efforts to sustain captive populations of endangered species around the world to hedge against extinction in the wild.
The Los Angeles Zoo works with other AZA-accredited zoos, wildlife centers, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to conserve threatened and endangered species and their wild habitats. In some instances populations of captive animals are being returned to the wild.