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7 Creepiest Abandoned Zoos on Earth

7 Creepiest Abandoned Zoos on Earth

If there’s a sadness to the deserted zoo now, it’s well-founded. Photographer Kurt Fischer did some digging and found some tit-bits that offer an insight into the tragic past the old place. It seems that insufficient financial backing and maintenance ensured the zoo’s lifetime was blighted by animal escapes and negative publicity. It’s also said that during World War One “many of the animals died as a result of food rationing and improper care and housing.” Then, after “years of neglect and scandal,” a bond of $6.6 million or more was passed to move the zoo to its current location. With such an eventful past, no wonder the sense of unease seems to hang over the empty and dilapidated cages and animal enclosures of Griffith Park Zoo.

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