In Los Angeles, there is an abandoned zoo that sits out by Griffith Park. In doing some research before a recent business trip out there I came across a few pictures of it and knew that I had to get out there myself. Most of the old enclosures are surrounded by chain link fences but over the years the fences have broken down and are easily pulled away in order to enter into the enclosures.
Photo of the Day – Graffiti in the Zoo
Obviously, a number of people have been in and left their mark on these enclosures. Historically, the doorways were separated by bars or a solid door so that the animals weren’t able to see each other. However, those doors were also mostly ripped out and destroyed which gave the perception of the long hallway between the cages. Luckily, I was here in the middle of the day because I imagine at night the ‘ghost zoo’ gets a little scary.