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Bojo the baby elephant
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 23, 1948 reads, "Griffith Park Zoo's new baby elephant seems to be expressing her approval as she views the plaque bearing her new name, 'Bojo,' which is held by Andy Chapkiss, 8 years, of 3820 Los Feliz Boulevard. Andy was the grand winner in the City Recreation and Park Department-sponsored elephant-naming contest which was taken part in by more than 7,000 children. In the center is Chief Animal Keeper Charles Allen. 'Bojo' was christened in ceremonies held Tuesday (July 20) at Griffith Park Zoo."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d017_f38_i8; H-6029.1 4x5
Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Employees
Zoos--California--Los Angeles
Zoo keepers--California--Los Angeles
Zoo visitors--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Zoo animals--California--Los Angeles
Captive wild animals--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Elephants--California--Los Angeles
Bojo (Elephant)
Apples--California--Los Angeles
Fences--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Plaques, plaquettes--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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