16 Unique and Interesting Things To Do This Weekend, 8/4

Guzzle frozen pudding at Smorgasburg or live out your Jim Henson fantasies at a Labyrinth-themed masquerade ball

The L.A. Zoo’s Mandrill Babies Are Here to Make You Believe Again

Stare into their big eyes and awwwww the afternoon away

Happy National Puppy Day. Here Are Photos of Adorable L.A. Dogs.

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Veterans

L.A.’s Forgotten Parrots Are Helping Veterans Living with PTSD

Tucked behind a baseball field on the VA campus in Westwood is a parrot sanctuary that doubles as a therapy site
Coyotes

How L.A. Works: Coyotes

While they still need natural space to raise their young, coyotes are seasoned city dwellers. Here’s how they roam

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

Just 27 Photos of Bo and Sunny Obama to Scroll Through While Weeping Openly

America’s favorite Portuguese Water Dogs will soon take their final walk in the Rose Garden

Dogs in L.A. Shelters Could Be Going Vegan

Maybe Morrissey will adopt them all

The Ongoing Saga of Billy the Elephant

The years-long battle over Billy, the Los Angeles Zoo’s best-known pachyderm, didn’t end when he moved into a new $42 million enclosure. He’s part of a plan to save the very survival of a species—not wild elephants but the ones that live in zoos