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L.A. Zoo Is Launching an Ambitious Plan to Conserve Wildlife—and at a Crucial Moment

Biologist Jake Owens gives us a sneak peek at the zoo's new conservation strategic plan, which tackles environmental justice, the illegal animal trade, and more

Without Visitors Around, the Animals at the L.A. Zoo Are Living It Up

The L.A. Zoo has been off-limits to humans since March, but the 1,100 animals who call it home are wild about pandemic life
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National Parks Are Suddenly Flooded with Wildlife. What Happens When Humans Return?

Bears, deer, and other animals are out in numbers not seen in generations
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L.A. Zoo’s New Baby Gorilla Has a Name Fit for an Angeleno

The zoo's new resident honors a donor's late daughter

As Wild-Caught Species Vanish, Are Lab-Grown Fish the Future?

Overharvesting and climate change are imperiling several species popular on dinner plates—but big-money biotech startups are floating a solution
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When This L.A. Couple Bought Their Dream Home, They Also Bought a Yard Full of Cat Corpses

Zack Whedon and Eliza Clark didn’t know much about the previous owner of their Highland Park house—but the bags of bones served as clue