The Playboy Mansion Zoo: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Bridget Marquardt

Did you know the Playboy Mansion has a zoo? Neither did we, but Bridget did! She took us on a special behind-the-scenes tour of the only private zoo in Los Angeles. From squirrel monkeys to marmosets, and peacocks to toucans, we got up close with the 184 animals that call the zoo home.

We even got a chance to sit down with the mansion's most famous resident, Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, to find out about why he started a zoo. Turns out he's loved animals ever since he was a kid. Hef even told us he might have become a zookeeper, if he hadn't started Playboy!