The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species, of which 29 are endangered. The Zoo’s botanical collection includes over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants. This year, one of the new exhibits visitors can enjoy is “The LAIR” (Living, Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles), that encompasses a variety of visually stunning areas, with over 60 species represented, and is one of the few reptile and amphibian-focused facilities in North America.
Over 60 species of
amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles from around the world.
Total of 49 exhibits
6 diversely themed areas: the Damp Forest, Betty’s Bite & Squeeze, Care & Conservation Room, Behind the Glass, Arroyo Lagarto & the Desert LAIR
Principal Building = 6,289 square feet, Desert Lair = 2,085 square feet
All murals are painted by hand, representing the natural habitats
Outside benches are made from the pine trees removed during construction
Many exhibits equipped w/basking lights & heated floors
Audio experience presented in AstoundSound®
The LAIR at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens comprises some of the rarest species among North American zoos, living in habitats that are beautifully themed to exemplify the natural environments of the many species. Other areas of interest at the LA Zoo are Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve, Sea Life Cliffs, Australia, Chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, Red Ape Rain Forest, Dragons of Komodo and the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo.
Visitors to the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens should be prepared for the experience of a lifetime and the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the perfect place to wrap up that adventure. Chic stylings, modern accommodations and attentive staff await you and your family for the Los Angeles/Burbank family getaway you’ve been looking for. See you soon!