One of the largest zoological parks in the United States, the Los Angeles Zoo was founded in 1966 and today covers more than 50 hectares of land. The Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing two hundred and fifty different species. The park's most popular stands and exhibits are the Gorilla Sanctuary, the Red Monkey Forest, and the Elephants of Asia.
Los Angeles Zoo organizers take pride in many of the pavilions. For example, an aviary that recreates the climate of Borneo Island is home to orangutans, and the Tropical Forests of South America exhibit offers an introduction to the wildlife of Patagonia and Mexico. Every day except Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the park hosts a "Bird World" show that shows visitors rare and endangered birds. Little visitors are thrilled to play with the pets at the Muriel Ranch on the park grounds.
Zoo hours are the same throughout the year: it's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The only day off is Christmas on December 25.
The price of admission tickets depends on the age of the visitor: Toddlers under 2 years old are eligible for free admission. A ticket for children 2 to 12 will cost $15. Adult tickets for those ages 12 to 62 will cost $20. Visitors over 62 will have to pay $17 for admission.