Los Angeles Zoo

Front Entrance
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The parking lot in front of the main entrance was free and large. Upon first driving in, it was not obvious where the entrance was, so it was possible to accidently park at a distance.


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Inside The Front Entrance
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The main entrance was also the exit. Although just a single entry was available that Monday, the gate was designed to accommodate multiple entry-ways. Entry cost US $14 for adults, US $11 for seniors (62+) and US $9 for children (2-12). Children under 2 were free.


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Shopping Was First
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Upon initial entry to the park was a small village selling wares. The Photo Safari to the left was the booth to pick up photos made by park staff during the visit. Snacks, drinks, shirts, hats and curios were also available.


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Botanical Too
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Just past the shopping village was Ferro Rose Garden. Because the zoo was also a Botanical Gardens external link exhibits of plants and flowers were scattered throughout.


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Flamingos Traditionally First
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Almost all modern zoos display the flamingos first or near the entrance. Here their pond was elevated behind a low hedge.


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American and Chilean Flamingos.
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The flamingo exhibit featured both American Flamingos external link and Chilean Flamingos external link in the same exhibit.


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The Aviary Was Large
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The Los Angeles Zoo had but a single aviary. It was large with stairs leading to upper levels. One of the most dramatic birds seen was a Southern Crowned Pigeon internal link just visible perched on the rail in the center of this shot.


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Jaguar (Panthera onca)
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Jaguars live in many types of habitat from Mexico to Argentina. They favor forest riverbanks and marshy jungles but are very adaptable and can be found in tropical forests, scrublands, savanna, and desert regions. This Jaguar was not easy to photograph because of the chain link fence.


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A Children's Train Ride
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Sign for this train ride specified "Children Only," and that, "Children must be able to remain seated during ride." Tickets cost 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00 and 10 for $8.00. The train ran on a small oval shaped track inside a fenced rectangle.


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Aldabra Tortoise
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The Aldabra Tortoise is the second largest tortoise in the world.


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Wide Path
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A wide wooden path led between exhibit areas. In general the park was easy to navigate with wide paths, gentle hills and few stairways.


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Misters
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Because of the typically warm to hot days of southern California, the park featured misting water at several locations throughout the park. Here, a snow cone stand provided relief from the heat.


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Shaded Walkways
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Another concession to the southern California heat were the well shaded walkways that led from one exhibit to the next.


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Clear Signs
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Clear signs were displayed at each exhibit. Here, the number 43 atop the sign corresponded to a number on the paper map handed out at the entrance. That way each exhibit could be quickly found on the map, and the neighboring exhibits were also easy to find.

The signs themselves included scientific, behavioral and location information, as well as anecdotes and questions to help the visitor learn.


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Ring-Tailed Lemur (lemur catta)
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Animals in this zoo all appeared to be well cared for and were all exhibited to best show off the animal to the viewing public. Here were two lemurs interacting on a branch.


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Okapi Enclosure
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The okapi lived in a small forest inside a large enclosure. The bamboo, mature trees, and convoluted land were designed to resemble the okapi's native Ituri Rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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Nubian Ibex Enclosure
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The enclosure for the Nubian Ibex featured a tall cliff for them to climb on top of so they could rest in safety. This enclosure was made to resemble the Rocky deserts found from Syria to the Sudan.


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Screened Bird Enclosures
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Birds were held inside enclosures covered with a tight screen. The screen made the birds easy to view, but difficult to photograph.


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Speke's Gazelle
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Speke's Gazelle is from the Horn of Africa, eastern Ethiopia, and Somalia.


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Desert Bighorn Sheep
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Desert Bighorn Sheep are from the desert mountains of western North America.


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Reptile House
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The new Reptile and Insect Center was under construction.


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Early Afternoon Crowds
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The afternoon crowds began to arrive. Here they were walking into the park past the flamingo exhibit.


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A Pond
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A duck and goose pond was across from the flamingos.


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The Exit
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The exit was easily visible from the village which was cleverly placed to sell souvenirs and mementos to those exiting the park.


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