The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a popular spot amongst families visiting the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Zoo is home to over 1200 mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians from more than 370 different species. The zoo also houses quite a number of rare endangered mammals, birds and reptiles. Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo will come across sea lions, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons, apes, koalas, hippos, lions, giraffes, tigers, frogs, elephants, a variety of colorful birds, deer, otters and numerous other fascinating creatures. The zoo is divided into different sections and habitats, and some must-sees include the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo, the Campo Gorilla Reserve, the Red Ape Rain Forest and the Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains. Visitors also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a beautiful Indian Rhino, for an extra fee. The botanical garden is home to more than 800 plant species and is also worth a visit.
Adults (ages 13 – up): $19 Seniors (age 62 and up): $16 Children (ages 2 to 12): $14 Children (under 2): Free
Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Campo Gorilla Reserve, the Komodo dragons and the Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains
Muslims visiting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens will not be able to find prayer facilities. They may however be able to find a quiet and clean place in the surrounding area to offer their prayers. They can also visit one of the several mosques in the city, such as the UCLA Masjid and Masjid Omar Ibn. When in need of prayer facilities, Muslim tourists can ask to be guided to the closest one.
There are numerous cafés, food stalls and kiosks located all over the zoo. Café Pico, Zoo Grill, Gorilla Grill, Mahale Café, Sweet Treats, Reggie’s Bistro and Churro Factory all serve a variety of delicious food items. Muslim visitors can either dine on the vegetarian and seafood options available here, or they can visit one of the many Halal restaurants in the city of Los Angeles.