Help tell the rich, wonderful, diverse, fascinating, touching, inspiring, and, yes, even funny story of the L.A. Zoo.
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Crystal Flores - Our daughter Marie at the petting zoo, patting a goat with her dad.
Daniel Ruiz - My son Max was so fascinated in visiting the Zoo this day. We've since became family members and it never gets old!
Rashid Ocheltree - This is a picture of the animal rides at the Zoo. They had camels and an elephant.
Ann Hatzopoulos - 1968 LA Zoo "dial-a-map"
Craig Newsom - Opening day passport.
Antonieta Munoz - I remember the Los Angeles Zoo in the 70s when you could feed the animals and pet them. I also remember the flamingo exhibit which is different from today.
Ellen Weitzel - A day at the zoo with my granddaughter Ofelia. She loved seeing all the animals and getting her face painted!
Les Evans - As a young Santa Monica native, my favorite was always the petting zoo! This is me in 1970.
Jessica Olivares - This experience was priceless to be able to see my daughters happy face meeting her favorite animal.
After all, it’s a story that you make possible every day! Share your Zoo memories – photos, stories, and memorabilia – and become part of the ZooLAbration! Just post on Instagram using #MyLAZoo. Not on Instagram? No worries! Just fill out the form below and upload an image and we’ll share it. You can also use the form to tell us about any L.A. Zoo memorabilia that you might want to lend or donate to the Zoo.