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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. They are in the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has been a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1983, and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). It has participated in species reintroduction programs including the peninsular bighorn sheep to the local mountains and returning Arabian oryx to Oman.

If humans disappeared, what will happen to the zoo itself and the animals inside?

Life After People

1 second after people

People disappeared.

1 day after people

Power grids fail.

1-4 days after people

All of its animals like addaxes, giraffes, Ankole longhorn cattle, Barbados blackbelly sheep, desert bighorn sheep, Arabian oryxes, Cuvier’s gazelles, Chacoan peccaries, African crested porcupines, African pygmy hedgehogs, black-footed cats, bobcats, caracals, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, coyotes, African wild dogs, Mexican gray wolves, Amur leopards, Cape thick-knees, California kingsnakes, Bibron's geckos, desert iguanas, chuckwallas, desert banded gecko, bearded lizards, desert rosy boas, ball pythons, African spurred tortoises, and desert millipedes have escaped by either being released by dylanuses, them being big enough to break out, bigger animals broke the smaller animal's exhibits, or their exhibits were left open accidentally before people disappeared.

100 years after people

The Living Desert Zoo and Garden is now gone due to heat, rain water, etc, so it is now nothing more than an actual desert.

1,000 years after people

The Living Desert Zoo and Garden might be long-gone, but not its former collections. All of the animals that were kept in it have survived, either already tolerating well with the environment or have now adapted to their new environment.

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