Old L.A. Zoo


Griffith Park Dr
Los Angeles, California 90027


The original Los Angeles zoo in Griffith Park opened in 1912, with a lot of building occurring in the 1930s. In 1966 this original zoo area was abandoned and the facility moved to its current location.

A lot of the ruins of this place still exist today. What is especially neat is that bear caves have been turned into picnic areas. The place makes for an odd environment that is a fun to explore.

There are a lot of trails in the area. . . . if you follow the trail on the hill above the bear cages you will see more remnants of the zoo. . . Nearby is also Shane's Inspiration Playground and the historic Griffith Park Merry Go Round.


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