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Date Article Published
PublicationPhoto
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Plan of Griffith Park ZooPrecipices to Retain Large-Game AnimalsApril 16, 1911
Los Angeles Times
YesOpeningPlans
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Photo of Keeper with DeerKeeper Calhoun and Little Nicholas9/2/1912
Los Angeles Times
YesKeeperW.A. CalhounDeerNicholas
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Nature course at public schoolsIn The Public Schools10/20/1912
Los Angeles Times
NoDirector
Charles Lincoln Edwards
Students
Nature Study Class
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Students study monkeysStudying The Monkeys3/13/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoDirector
Charles Lincoln Edwards
MonkeyStudents
Nature Study Class
hippodromechimpanzeemarmoset
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Donation from Pat Murphy of new animals
Animals For Zoo11/10/1912
Los Angeles Times
NoPat MurphyPrivate ZooDonationLionAntelopeDeerFoxBadgerPorcupineMonkeyArizona
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Bear donation from Yellowstone ParkCity Hall Minor Mention10/15/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoBearDonation
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Bear donation from Yellowstone ParkCity Hall Brevities10/21/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoBearDonation
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Bear donation from Yellowstone ParkCity Hall In Brief12/17/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoBearDonation
Yellowstone Park
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Bear donation from Yellowstone ParkMunicipal Concerns12/31/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoBearDonation
Yellowstone Park
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Trade with Madison ZooCity Hall Brevities9/2/1914
Los Angeles Times
NoCamelDonationTradeMadisonElk
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Kangroo TradeWill Get Kangaroos2/10/2015
Los Angeles Times
NoKangarooDonation
Horne Zoological Arena Company
Kansas CityLionBoarFox
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Feeding time is 3:00 PM Good story about a lion cub catching a young boy's belt and falling asleep, the boy falls asleep too, wakes up and doesn't want to be separated from 'kitty'
Libyan "Desert"9/5/1915
Los Angeles Times
NoElkNvighauDeerBuffaloW.A. CalhounGiraffeLionQueenStudentFeeding Time
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Good story about how it was hell to get them to LA, he left because maurading bands of men were roaming his ranch area
Coat-Mundi for Park Zoo11/7/1915
Los Angeles Times
Yes
Henry S. Durand
Coati-MundiDonationMexico
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125 Animals in Griffith Park Zoo. Interesting history of how LA ended up with so many animals.
The New Wild Animal Center of the World1/1/1916
Los Angeles Times
NoBisonElkNyighauTeddyLion
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Animals dying because they are in dirty conditions and eating horseflesh
To Conserve City Zoo2/17/1916
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathMoneySanitation
Living Conditions
Horsemeat
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Horseflesh if banned for animals except zoo
Ban on Horseflesh2/17/1916
Los Angeles Times
NoHorsemeat
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Young girl enjoys zooThree Years Old2/14/1917
Los Angeles Times
NoStudent
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Fluff piece about baby camel being born
Warning to Camels3/20/1918
Los Angeles Times
NoCamelBirth
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Lots of photos, no textAT the Griffith Park Zoo. There is talk of Getting Rid of Them8/25/1918
Los Angeles Times
YesBisonLionFox
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Park Disposed of all meat eating animals except coat-mandi
Lo! The Lorn Coatmondi!10/7/1920
Los Angeles Times
No
Henry S. Durand
Coat-Mondi
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Funny comicMonkey Golfer Comic7/5/1926
Los Angeles Times
YesMonkeyComic
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Discussion of new Griffith Park ZooGriffith Park Zoo Promised2/28/1927
Los Angeles Times
ConstructionOpeningPlans
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Kindness to Animals WeekTry Being Kind for One Week4/8/1927
Los Angeles Times
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Surveys Planned for Griffith ParkReal Estate and Industry10/16/1928
Los Angeles Times
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Chief Caretaker knocked out by bandit
Park Caretaker Lies Unconcious After Slugging12/24/1928
Los Angeles Times
NoOtto BeyerCaretakerInjury
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Film wants to rent camelsFilms Seek Camels2/1/1929
Los Angeles Times
NoMovieCamel
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Monkey and Deer dieMonkey and Deer Lose Their Lives7/29/1929
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathMonkeyDeer
Joseph S. Young
Otto BeyerInjuryGun
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Baby lions bornLion Cubs Say 'How Dee Do"5/28/1930
Los Angeles Times
YesOtto BeyerLionBirthInjury
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Baby Elephant Loaned City11/4/1930
Los Angeles Times
NoElephantW. Nicola
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Turtles keep fighting each otherBattling Turtles Enliven Zoo7/6/1931
Los Angeles Times
YesInjuryOtto BeyerTurtleMacaw
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Fluff piece about elkTimes Tough for Elk King2/12/1932
Los Angeles Times
YesOtto BeyerElk
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Elk diedGriffith Park Elk Dies2/22/1932
Los Angeles Times
NoElkDeath
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Bears donatedHoney Bears for Park6/27/1932
Los Angeles Times
NoBearDonation
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Keeper Of Zoo Dies Suddenly Following Fall8/28/1933
Los Angeles Times
Otto Beyer
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Zoo Animal Keeper List Led By Gibson2/3/1934
Los Angeles Times
No
Byron C. Gibson
Keeper
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Topsy, of mail route fame of 1852, expires4/27/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathTopsyCamel
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Otto Beyer was part of the RIngling Brothers Circus
Mail Camel Still May Live4/30/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathTopsyCamelOtto BeyerShearer
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Arizona Mourns Griffith Park Camel's Death5/7/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathTopsyCamelArizona
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Park Board Denies Bear Injury Claim5/19/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoInjuryBearEscape
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Bear Bite Balm Denied5/28/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoInjuryBear
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Zebra Family Adds Baby to Grffith Zoo9/19/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoBirthZebraRexGibsonQueenie
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Zebra is bornNewcomer at Park Zoo Not Camera-Shy9/20/1934
Los Angeles Times
YesBirthZebraQueeniePrinceRex
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Zoo Sheep Killed Because Of Disease11/19/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathSheep
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Bear allegedly was abused after it was captured, causing its death
Suit Over Bite By Zoo Bear Decided For City11/24/1934
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathBearInjury
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Antipodean Baby Rides in Rumble Seat12/16/1934
Los Angeles Times
YesWallabyDonation
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Rare bird given park after sea adventure2/2/1935
Los Angeles Times
YesSwanDonation
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Boy bit by monkeyCommission Denies Claim for Injuries6/3/1935
Los Angeles Times
NoInjuryMonkey
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Outline of new zoo layoutPark Works Action Near8/29/1935
Los Angeles Times
NoConstructionPlans
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Zebra Cold, Frightened in Storm, Loses Life2/25/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathZebraPrinceGibson
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Died from jumping too highAntipodean High Leaper Dies in Zoo3/20/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoDeathWallabyDick Meagher
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Dead wallaby taxidermiedWallaby's Body to be placed in museum3/23/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoDeath
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Bears are too rowdy at Yellowstone, will be given to Griffith Park
Park Offers City Bears4/13/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoPlansBearYellowstoneInjury
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Parrot Offer Accepted3/20/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoParrotDonation
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Three Fawns Seized in Park Fed on Bottle4/30/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoFawn
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Tortoise's Life Spared6/28/1936
Los Angeles Times
NoGibsonTortoise
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Five Blue Herons From Holland Reach Zoo7/20/1936
Los Angeles Times
HeronEscape
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Ship To Be Noah's Ark8/13/1936
Los Angeles Times
TradeBear
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Park Elk Herd Increased by One10/22/1936
Los Angeles Times
ElkBirthGibson
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Fluff piece about zoo
Los Angeles Invites Her Neighbors To See The Colony of Animal Folks
11/5/1936
Los Angeles Times
YesAd
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Sacred Blue Cow's Twins Exhibited1/8/1937
Los Angeles Times
NoGibsonBirthCow
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Zoo Gets New Giant Kangaroo2/28/1937
Los Angeles Times
KangarooDonation
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Cages clearly too small
Rare and Speedy Animals From Africa and India Arrive Here for Zoo
3/23/1937
Los Angeles Times
YesGibsonSheepInjury
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Monkey Escapes to Griffith Observatory
Universe Tied Up By Monkey4/15/1937
Los Angeles Times
YesGibsonMonkeyEscapeInjury
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Gibson takes care of sick animalsInvalid Simian find Haven on Zoo Keeper's Porch10/5/1937
Los Angeles Times
YesBisonMonkeyInjury
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Gibson takes care of sick lion that was poisoned
Griffith Park Zoo's Pride Saved By Heroic Measures10/21/1937
Los Angeles Times
YesLionInjury
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FluffZoo Beasts Grow Restless Over Neglect by Public1/9/1938
Los Angeles Times
Yes
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Zoo running out of moneyCheetahs add to zoo woes10/11/1938
Los Angeles Times
MoneyInjury
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Not enough room at zoo?Zoo Animals in Strange Team12/4/1938
Los Angeles Times
Yes
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Description of the grottosBears Moved at Park Zoo1/12/1939
Los Angeles Times
GrottoBear
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Lion fails to leap out of grottoZoo Lion Still Roars in Pit7/28/1939
Los Angeles Times
LionEscapeInjury
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Zoo Keeper Hurt by Fighting Eagles10/29/1939
Los Angeles Times
InjuryEagle
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Fluff piece about how many things there are to do at Griffith Park
Bicycle Riders3/31/1940
Los Angeles Times
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Gibson LeavesEx-Zoo Keeper will manage stock farm8/17/1940
Los Angeles Times
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Complaint about diet of zoo animals declared unfounded
Los Angeles Times
injuryabuseGilbert L. Skutt
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Zoo Attendant Bids Bood-by to pets for year with army3/12/1941
Los Angeles Times
Jack Stegewar
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Zoo Animal KEeper to Go Into Army7/20/1942
Los Angeles Times
Charles H. Allen
war
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Can't feed lions, too much meatWanted: Good comfortable Home for two young lions11/9/1942
Los Angeles Times
lionwar
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Long-Legged Bird Breaks Wing at Zoo12/13/1942
Los Angeles Times
injurystorkwar
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Can't feedRefrigeration Asked for Zoo Food6/7/1943
Los Angeles Times
foodinjurywar
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Monkeys killed?Claim for Monkeys referred to chesebro6/21/1943
Los Angeles Times
death
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Use as sound cue for something?Lion puts in his roar to zoo 'get out' signal'7/25/1943
Los Angeles Times
lionsound
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Griffith Zoo Elephant Given Large Funeral8/12/1944
Los Angeles Times
Deathelephant
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Actor Injured in Fall At Zoo10/2/1944
Los Angeles Times
Injury
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Marines' Lion Cub Sent Overseas to Battle Zone8/12/1944
Los Angeles Times
War
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Veteran Back at Job of Zoo Animal Keeper9/24/1945
Los Angeles Times
War
Charles H. Allen
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Zoo to sell stock over hay shortage6/17/1946
Los Angeles Times
War
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Grandmother goes missing after nervous breakdown in Griffith Park
Grandmother Still MIssing6/25/1946
Los Angeles Times
Injury
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Letter about terrible conditions at zoo
Griffith Park Zoo Terrible Conditions7/14/1947
Los Angeles Times
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Oxy Student Finds A Parking SPot and Loses Two Teeth8/2/1948
Los Angeles Times
Injury
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Elephant miscarries because of earthquake
Quake Survey Asked12/13/1948
Los Angeles Times
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Zoo has too many tenants; more 'lebensraum' needed7/15/1949
Los Angeles Times
Charles Allen
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Even Zoo suffers from housing jam7/19/1949
Los Angeles Times
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Death of Bison causes closing of griffith park zoo12/5/1949
Los Angeles Times
death
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Park Zoo Reopened after three days12/9/1949
Los Angeles Times
death
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Zoo closes again as bison takes sick12/10/1949
Los Angeles Times
death
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Bison's Death to keep zoo shut12/11/1949
Los Angeles Times
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Griffith Park Zoo Reopens12/17/1949
Los Angeles Times
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Griffith Park's Zebra Pair Die Within a Day3/11/1950
Los Angeles Times
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Last Buffalo in Zoo Dies in Mystery3/14/1950
Los Angeles Times
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