A Cultural Landmark in LA – the Zoo
There are few places more Central to the culture and history of the city of Los Angeles than its zoo. As a matter of fact, this zoo and Botanical Gardens is a major part of the growing fabric of the city and is enjoyed by people of all ages. We will give you a quick rundown of the zoo and its history and hope that you have a chance to go there with your family. You might be planning a trip or a timeout to enjoy yourself. Well, look no further than this potential site.
More than Meets the Eye in LA – The Zoo
Quite simply, where to begin? The zoo just celebrated its 50th year in existence in 2016. It is also one of the largest zoos in the country with a healthy array of different animals and plants. It is unique in having its Botanical Gardens, a more uncommon feature not commonly seen in zoos.
Among the many attractions within the zoo are the polar bears, the lions, and a variety of facts and figures about animals, the zoo is also renowned for treating its animals very well and for its particular focus on sea animals.
The zoo is also famous for its escapes which include over 35 animals. Among these are a kangaroo, zebras, chimps, and antelope. Evelyn, the gorilla, escaped five times. A wolf also escaped the zoo in 1979 multiple times.
This concludes yet another one of our many articles on the long history of Los Angeles and its many features. We’ve written about some neighborhoods and iconic parts of the city and its future in history. If you have any questions or would like to become a part of the discussion, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or any thoughts about this ongoing series.
Driving Directions from LA Zoo to Ehline Law Firm.
Drive 30 min (8.6 miles) via Crystal Springs Dr from Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
- Head west toward Western Heritage Way 27 s (233 ft)
- Continue on Crystal Springs Dr.
- Take I-5 S and Stadium Way to N Beaudry Ave 15 min (7.2 mi)
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto N Beaudry Ave 2 min (0.5 mi)
- Follow W 1st St and S Grand Ave to W 5th St 5 min (0.9 mi)
Point of Interest: Canyon Back Park.