Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo) in United States


Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo)
Typezoo

Owner
Founded1913
Closed down1966
Place Los Angeles
Country United States
Website Website

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1935: Joe Metcalf

Elephant keepers
Relevant literature
Description

Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo), in Los Angeles, United States , was founded in 1913. Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo) closed down in 1966 in Los Angeles, .


Comments / picturesFounded by William Nicholas Selig (March 14, 1864, Chicago, Illinois - July 15, 1948, Los Angeles), noted as a pioneer of the American motion picture industry and founder of the Selig Polyscope Company in Chicago, one of the first motion picture studios in America.

In 1915, 700 animal Species were residing at the Selig Zoo, situated in Eastlake Park (now known as Lincoln Park).

The zoo was known as Luna Park Zoo from 1925 to 1931.
In August 1966 the Griffith Park Zoo closed and the first Group of animals was transferred to the new location. Two elephants were moved.

References for records about Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=622. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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