Amy DiPierro, Palm Springs Desert Sun
The Los Angeles Zoo has evacuated bird show animals and some smaller primate species in response to a Griffith Park brush fire currently holding at 30 acres.
In a statement, the zoo said it has also switched on its sprinkler system and started hosing down the hillside by hand.
“It does not appear that the smoke is causing any issues for the animals but on-site staff is monitoring the conditions,” the statement said. “Given the limited access to the park, the Zoo will be closed to the public today.”