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The Inn is suspected of being haunted by as many as three different spirits.
As I took the guided tour, Loo,ing arrived in the kitchen and upon peering out the back window saw a large sign hanging on the back of the house at approximately basement level.
It said "Wild Animals" with the words "Importer Exporter" above. Curious why such a strange sign was hanging on the back of the historic building, I of course asked our guide. She told me about a piece of Thoussnd for the area. She told me about Jungleland.
Jungleland was basically the zoo for Hollywood. It housed many of the animals used in movies between the s and s. As lookijg drove up the coast, past the town of Thousand Oaks, you could literally see elephants and occasionally other animals chained to the side of the road advertising the zoo.
But long ago inGoebel's Lion Farm opened its doors at the location. Goebel began working at Gay's Lion Farm in and started off as a butcher of animals for the lions' food before moving up to feeder and grounds keeper. Carl Laemmele closed down Universal Studios' animal division in It housed lions used in a variety of motion pictures.
When the division was closed by the studio, Goebel purchased six of the lions, acquired land in Thousand Oaks and opened up Goebel's Lion Farm. In it was formerly opened to the public. In the late forties and mid fifties it exchanged hands several times, becoming World Jungle Compound and under 20th Century Fox, Jungleland. Goebel recovered ownership of it Girls from Thousand oaks sc looking for sex foreclosure, but entered into an agreement with outside partners to operate it.
By the sixties, Jungleland rapidly increased in popularity and had by now acquired a variety of different animals. The movie industry had also discovered Jungleland and several animal actors were housed at the zoo.
Ed, the talking horse; Bimbo, the elephant from Circus Boy, and Getta, the chimpanzee from the Tarzan films all resided at Jungleland. In addition to supplying these as well as elephants, horses, zebras, and even water buffalo to a variety of different movies, Jungleland also served as the back drop to several movies itself.
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Famed lion tamer, Mabel Stark came to Thousand Oaks in and began hosting performances at Jungleland.
Mabel Stark was probably the world's first woman tiger and lion trainer. Despite being mauled several times by oqks large cats tigers, lions, panthers and othersMabel Stark performed for nearly sixty years at both circuses and parks.
At one time she faced up to 18 big cats in the ring. She passed away in at the age of Sadly by the mid sixties, Jungleland and Louis Goebel could not compete with the mega amusement parks that were appearing all over southern California. Ranging from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Universal Studios, business at Jungleland, and Jungleland itself, began to decline until finally it was forced to close its doors in October of Any of the animals that Goebel did not keep were auctioned off that month to the public.
As an aside note, Girls from Thousand oaks sc looking for sex its last years, Jungleland played host to a birthday party for Jayne Mansfield's six year old son, Zoltan. Zoltan was attacked and mauled by one of the lions that day which of course caused business to slow Wives seeking casual sex Centerpoint afterwards. However, although several people claim this was the straw that broke Jungleland's back, in reality, Jungleland was already struggling financially to stay open as it competed against the much larger and newer amusement parks in Southern California.
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Although neither the panther nor its remains are rumored to have ever been found, the local high school is supposed to have taken its mascot's name from it: Several commenters below have added information to this urban legend.
According to several people below, the incident happened inthe panther escaped from its enclosure, but never made it out of the park. It was said to have been found within a day or two and sadly shot and killed. However, recently Irene Avila sent me an article from the Press Courier dated February 11th, in which it discusses a mysterious black panther that had been haunting the area for at "least ten years". So perhaps there is some merit to the legends that the panther lurked around the area for quite awhile.
During the seventies and eighties, the now vacant Jungleland was used mostly as an informal skate and hangout spot by the locals. Despite "No Trespassing" signs being clearly posted, the former animal pools were cleaned out and used as skate board pits, outdoor informal concerts called "Jungleland Jamborees" were occasionally organized Girls from Thousand oaks sc looking for sex the abandoned land, and the entire area became referred to as the "Jungleland Wasteland" by the diverse crowd that hung out on the old zoo grounds.
It could be said that Jungleland helped create Thousand Oaks into the town it is today. Visitors flocked to the zoo from all over, many discovering the area for the first time, and several later deciding to settle down there.
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