• Living Desert Zoo Reopens Amid $3.5 Million in Losses

    Just like most businesses at this time, the Living Desert Zoo has been hit hard during the pandemic. Despite a $3.5 million revenue loss and two-thirds of the staff laid off, the livelihood of the animals was an essential service, according to the Living Desert President Allen Monroe. “Even though we were shut down and […]

  • The Living Desert Announces Opening Date

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens announced a reopening date of Monday, June 15. They have been closed since mid-march as a result of the coronavirus. They also said they have made changes to the ticketing and entry process as health and safety precautions. Here are some of the key changes the park has made: […]

  • Desert Wildlife Celebration Returns Mid-March

    The Living Desert Zoo and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will present an educational event this weekend on desert wildlife and how to help preserve and protect it. The Desert Wildlife Celebration returns Saturday, March 14, for its third year at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms and is designed for all […]

  • The Living Desert Awarded As Top 5 Best Zoo Lights

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is proud to announce it has received the #5 position in USA TODAY’S 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award for Best Zoo Lights. According to the 10Best website, zoos across the U.S. get into the holiday spirit with festive seasonal displays and The Living Desert was one of 20 zoos […]

  • Living Desert Announces New Park Hours and Reopens Hiking Trails

    Starting Tuesday, October 1, the grounds of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will open at 8 a.m. for both members and non-members with full zoo amenities opening at 9 a.m. The Zoo will remain open until 5 p.m. with the last admission at 4 p.m. The Living Desert’s three, nature preserve hiking trails also […]

  • Living Desert Zoo And Gardens Ranked No. 1 Zoo in U.S.

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens was named the Best Zoo in America by 24/7 Wall Street, as seen in USA Thursday, officials said Thursday. The zoo in Palm Desert bested 272 zoos that 24/7 Wall Street looked at when compiling its list of the 20 best zoos in America, which was published on Aug. […]

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