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Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo

 
 
Old Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2019
1. Old Zoo Marker
Inscription.  This Griffith Park 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 of where you are currently standing. Many of the walls, grottos, and other enclosures you see today were built in the 1930s by County Relief workers and Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews. Once, bears, lions, monkeys, macaws, goats, elephants, reptiles, and turtles, among others, lived here and the sounds of their growls, roars, calls, and clamor filled this canyon. Although these historic enclosures are no longer appropriate for housing animals, they can be home to memories of family visits to the Griffith Park Zoo, as well as an opportunity to better understand developments in the zoological sciences. Please enjoy and respect the buildings, walls, and habitats you will discover today.
 
Erected by City of Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 34° 8.013′ N, 118° 
Old Zoo Enclosure and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2019
2. Old Zoo Enclosure and Marker
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17.291′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Griffith Park Drive west of Crystal Springs Drive. Located in Griffith Park, at the Old Zoo Picnic Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4801 Griffith Park Dr, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round (approx. ¼ mile away); The Feliz Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz (approx. 0.4 miles away); 100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Birth of The Curse (approx. ¾ mile away); North Atwater Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Greek Theatre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Old Zoo Enclosures image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2019
3. Old Zoo Enclosures
Old Zoo Enclosures image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2019
4. Old Zoo Enclosures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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