Monday, August 17, 2009

Jungleland - Thousland Oaks, California

Welcome to Magazine Monday. Oh, wait a minute, there is no Magazine Monday today. Magazine Mondays will return in September and should last into the holiday season.

For today were heading way north of the kingdom to Thousand Oaks California and Jungleland! Long gone and mostly forgotten, this was once the home to all kinds of fun and exotic (?) animals. Please see the posts Major has (link) on Jungleland, not only does he have rare photos, but he has a few memories of the place too!

Is it just me or do these pictures look nicer than the actual tourist pictures on Majors blog.

Jungleland closed a long time ago, but I clearly remember the property in the '70’s and early ‘80’s, parts of it were still there, it was very lush and mysterious. The land now hosts a big civic arts theater and some very nice grounds.

Yes I called the number listed on the back of the brochure, a recording answers with “Animal Activists of Hollywood” – Coincidence? Fascinating


Major Pepperidge said...

Aaarrr! You beat me to it! ;-)

I think that this brochure is from a few years later than the photos I've posted, by which time some slightly more attractive stuff had been added.

I have some postcards (hard to find) from about this same era that are nice, as well as a few slides, so I'll still post those!

Anonymous said...

Trying to do research on Jungleland elephants and their records, if any.
What's the best source?
Joyce Rowley