|Los Angeles Zoo 1961|
When we first moved to the United States our new home was not far from Griffith Park in Los Angeles California. Most of my early memories of childhood are the days I spent with my Grandpa Dave at the park, riding the train and the beautiful Merry-Go Round, and sometimes we visited the animals at the Zoo. The three photos I have chosen for today's post are from 1961 and a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo with Grandpa, Nana and 2 of my Cousins.
The photo above is Geeta the baby Elephant, a female Asian Elephant born in India and captured in 1958 and brought to the Los Angeles Zoo where she lived until her death in 2006. I don't remember having a favorite animal to visit, the zoo usually made me sad when I was young, I didn't like seeing the animals in cages I always preferred the train and pony ride in the park. I'm happy to report the Train ride the Merry Go Round and pony rides are still operating today. The Zoo which opened in 1912 closed in August of 1966 and reopened a few miles away in the park a few months later. The original zoo still remains complete with the old cages and memories for many who wish to remember when~
|Grandpa Dave, Nana, My cousins Ricky and Peggy and Me after a day at the Zoo.|