Press Room

If you are a member of the media, please contact us for interviews,
images, or additional information.

Media Contacts & Resources

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Media Contacts

For press inquiries, contact:
Cassidy Lunney
Client Relations Manager

For local media outlets, within the Coachella Valley, contact:
Allison Krupp
Vice President of PR & Communications 

For social media requests or inquiries, contact:
Jenny Lynn Robinson
Digital Marketing & Communication Manager 

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Photo and Video/Image Use Policy

Upon entering The Living Desert, you acknowledge and agree that you may be photographed or videotaped and any such image may be used for advertising or commercial purposes (including, but not limited to: social media, print, television, online, website, and promotional purposes) at the discretion of The Living Desert.


Media Policies

No person may sell or promote for commercial purpose, any image, video, or other medium taken while visiting The Living Desert without contractual permission granted by The Living Desert. The use of The Living Desert’s facilities for artistic purposes including commercials, TV shows, publication shoots, and model shoots must be approved and scheduled through The Living Desert’s Marketing and Public Relations Department. 

Frequently Asked Press Questions

How do I get to The Living Desert?

From Highway 111 in Palm Desert, turn south on Portola Ave., then it’s a quick 1.5 miles up the road. Take a left at the main entrance.

From Interstate 10, take the Monterey exit and head south. Go approximately 6 miles and turn east (left) on Highway 111. Turn south on Portola Ave., then it’s a quick 1.5 miles up the road. Take a left at the main entrance.

Parking is free.
You can! We have multiple picnic tables throughout the park where you can sit and enjoy lunch or a snack. For the safety of other guests and the animals, please do not bring any glass containers or alcohol.
You should allow 2-3 hours to see everything at a comfortable pace. Make sure to check our Daily Schedule prior to arrival to plan ahead.
For the safety of our guests and animals, we maintain a smoke and vape free environment throughout Zoo grounds, which includes the parking lot.

Please submit a Community Donation Request. Due to the large number of requests we receive, please allow 45 days from the event date for us to review and process the request. We are unable to respond to follow-up emails or phone calls. Phone, e-mail, mail and drop-in requests will not be considered.

Other Zoo News

Foxpaws Summer 2024

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Two New Chicks

Animal Care & Wellbeing
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is currently celebrating two new additions to one of the world’s most endangered bird species! Born to Bastet (mom) and Ra…
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The Living Desert Mourns the Passing of Dadisi

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It is with a heavy heart that The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens announces the passing of Dadisi, the beloved, 23-year-old giraffe. On June 3, Dadisi was…
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Spur-winged Lapwing Chicks

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The Living Desert is delighted to introduce the newest members of the African aviary —four adorable spur-winged lapwing chicks! Hatched during the week of April 29 to…
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