Los Angeles Zoo

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 No ticket or Pamphlet


Jan, 1984

Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA


We lived in California a few years (almost 4) and loved it there. There was a lot to do.  We were stationed at March AFB, CA.  Alas, I was pregnant and in the Air Force the first year and got out when I had the baby (worked out I had the baby and came back for only ONE last day after my maternity leave ended...just so happened to correspond exactly with my end of enlistment!).  Anyway, my favorite thing there was the Swap meets on the weekends and going to the park with the kids.  We did get so see a lot of stuff there too like the San Diego and LA Zoos (when you have kids, that's what you do). 

     The LA Zoo isn't better than the San Diego Zoo.  But it's a nice zoo non-the-less.  I found the animals all familiar though and the quarters "moderate".  However, they do have quite a bit and it can take a large part of the day to see them all. The kids were at the perfect age back then. See the smile below on Jason's face!  He loved it. I do remember a large variety of monkeys, chimps, Apes, Gorillas and Orangutans etc.  Visit eh official site for hours of operation and pricing. There are places to eat and drink inside as well as a gift shop. 


Left to right:  1) Camel 2) Scott and Jason with an Elephant 3) One happy boy 4) Entrance 5) Lions


Left to right: 1) An Orangutan?  2) Jeremy and Jason with Flamingos 3) Another large primate 4) Scott and Jeremy and Jason with monkeys 5) Mountain Goats


Left to right: 1) A Coyote 2) Polar Bear 3) Sue and Jason with Flamingos 4) Zebra 5)Unknown animal (please email if you know)


Sites you might like to visit in in or near Los Angeles:

Los Angeles Zoo

La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles Museum Of Art

Hollywood Wax Museum

Celebrity Graves

Hollywood Entertainment Museum

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Paramount Studios Tour

CBS Television City

Universal Tour

Warner Brothers Tour

Griffith Observatory

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Sunset Strip

Kodak Theatre

American Film Institute

Ventura Blvd.


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