Exploring The Old LA Zoo

"This Griffith Par canyon area served as the City’s Zoo from its founding in 1912 to 1965, when the Los Angeles Zoo moved to its current location about two miles north…Many of the walls, grottos, and other enclosures you can see today were built in the 1930s…Once, bears, lions, monkeys, macaws, goats, elephants, reptiles, and turtles, among others, lived here and the sound of their growls, roars, calls, and clamor filled this canyon. Although these historic enclosure are not longer appropriate for housing animals, they can be home to memories of family visits to the Griffith Park Zoo, as well as a opportunity to better understand developments in the zoological sciences…”

This place is very eerie and quiet unsettling. The cages are fenced off, however there are breaks in the fence that allow people to enter the animal enclosures. Inside these cages there is a wide variety of graffiti, that is vibrants and quiet interesting at looking at. This is a great picnic area to enjoy the day with friends and family.


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