My family loves the LA Zoo! We live about 10 minutes away from the LA Zoo and visit as often as possible. There is always so much fun stuff going on at any given time, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the media preview to get a peek at the new Rainforest of Americas exhibit. Keep reading for some my favorite parts and a video!
The Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was on hand to help with the opening and cutting the official ribbon.
The layout of the entire exhibit is so breathtaking! This bridge leads into a tree house where you can see the Harpy Eagle and a view from above of the Giant River Otter's habitat.
I was very excited to see the Harpy Eagle. I remember him from a much watched episode of Go, Diego, Go! from when my daughters were younger.
I loved this! The LA Zoo did an amazing job at bringing the Rainforest to Los Angeles. These trees look pretty magical to me and are really fun to walk through. There are exhibits throughout this hall of trees, including the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider!!! You heard me! This tarantula is one of the largest with a leg span of about ten inches and have venomous one-inch-long fangs.
The Giant River Otter's habitat is so cool! These Otter's are so playful and really use each inch of their new home. They even have a water slide!
Oh and these guys! The Howler Monkeys are so fun to watch. Their incredibly loud howls can be heard up to 3 miles away! I love them! In fact, they are one of my favorites in the entire zoo! I love to listen for them and then follow their howls until I find them.
You may have seen this guy around, he is the Cotton-Top Tamarin and he is very friendly and cute. There are tons of educational resources all around the area about conservation, landscape, animals and plant life throughout the Rainforests. So are you ready to take it all in? The next time you are looking for something fun to do in Southern California, head out to the LA Zoo to see the awesome new Rainforest of Americas exhibit.
Check out this preview below, me and my girls are in the video.