Join our zoo community

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens LA Zoo old entrances

Discussion in 'United States' started by SoCalChevy, 22 Apr 2016.

  1. SoCalChevy

    SoCalChevy Active Member

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2012
    Posts:
    33
    Location:
    Southern California, USA
    Does anyone have pictures of the LA Zoo entrance that was torn down in 2002? And do you know if the exit was like those rotating doors, but made out of bars? I'd like to know if my memories from before the new entrance are good.
    I've also noticed that the entrance built in 1966 was completely different. When was that one taken out?
     
  2. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    3,786
    Location:
    California, USA
    I don't remember a rotating bar exit. Strangely my memory of the pre-2002 entrance has been mostly erased.

    Blackduiker would be the person to ask about the history of the zoo entrance as he has been going to the LA Zoo since it opened in 1966.

    Here is a picture from Blackduiker of the zoo entrance in 1977: http://www.zoochat.com/578/original-zoo-entrance-circa-1977-78-a-256313/
     
    Last edited: 22 Apr 2016
  3. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    5,565
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Some seasons of Three's Company opening credits had a shot of them standing in front of the old entrance. YouTube does not seem to have that one available, but it has the later season opening credits where the cast is walking around the zoo.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95PL1SlRxU
     
  4. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    5,565
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
  5. SoCalChevy

    SoCalChevy Active Member

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2012
    Posts:
    33
    Location:
    Southern California, USA
    Thank you for sharing!