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Jungle migrates to Thousand Oaks
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Jungleland was a zoo and amusement park, well known for providing wild animals for Hollywood movies and television. It was originally founded as Goebel's Lion Farm in Thousand Oaks in 1926, the name changed to World Jungle Compound in 1929 and to Jungleland in 1955. It closed in 1969.
Photograph caption dated June 9, 1956 reads "Rajah takes daily walk. Melvin Koontz, a jungle cat specialist, takes Rajah, spotted Indian leopard, for walk through scenic World Jungle Compound on leash. Casually smoking pipe, Koontz explained ghat Rajah is one of very few trained leopards in the world."; See images #00125723 through #00125729 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Jungleland (Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Calif.)
Men--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Animal trainers--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Leopard--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Trained animals--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Chains--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Fences--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Audiences--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Amusement parks--California--Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Thousand Oaks (Ventura County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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