Explored the Old LA Zoo yesterday, along with the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery. The Old LA Zoo is the coolest hidden location within Griffith Park. The Griffith Park Zoo opened in 1912 with a grand total of 15 animals and was expanded in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Most of the enclosures were cave like with iron bars across and when the zoo closed in 1966 (due to the opening of today’s LA Zoo and a lot of the cages/enclosures were seen as unfit for living) the cages became abandoned. The Old LA Zoo remains are still standing and a lot of the areas are covered in colorful graffiti. The whole place is very pretty, but there is an overlying eerie sense that it is haunted by its past. Definitely worth the visit if you’re in the LA area. Also near here is a carousel, opened in the 1920s, that still operates on the weekends!
A few more pictures of the Old LA Zoo & Carousel by Josh McNair of California Through My Lens