Photos of the Old LA Zoo (Griffith Park Zoo), which was in operation from 1912-1966.
When the Griffith Park Zoo shut down in August 1966 to make way for the current Los Angeles Zoo, the old enclosures were left standing. The abandoned ruins are now part of a picnic area and hiking trail in Griffith Park. These cramped, concrete cages also serve as an example of how the standards of zoological parks have changed over the years.
Note Charles and me trapped in an exhibit in the last photo :)
Info: “Old Zoo Picnic Area in Griffith Park.” Hikespeak.
“Old Griffith Park Zoo is ‘Amazing Abandonment.’” LA Curbed.
Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is.