zoo. We have a zoological garden/preserve right here in Palm Desert, California, the Living Desert Reserve. We joined the LDR in 1975, before our daughter was born and have been members there ever since. We have watched it grow and evolve into a wonderful place to spend a winter day or spring morning! Both hubby and I enjoy wandering its grounds with our cameras in hand. Here are a few of the photos we've taken over the years...ABC Wednesday for January 13, 2010.