The facility was originally called Goebel's Lion Farm and then Goebel's Wild Animal Farm. Soon a wide variety of exotic animals were obtained, trained, and rented to the studios for use in films. The facility later became a theme park. Opened to the public in 1929.Wild animal shows entertained thousands in the 1940s and 1950s. The "lady lion tamer", was featured in these shows; she also doubled for Mae West. In the lion-taming scenes in the 1933 film I'm No Angel.
The zoo's residents included Leo the Lion, mascot of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mister Ed, the talking horse from the television show of the same name. Bimbo the elephant from the Circus Boy.
Television series; and Tamba the chimpanzee, featured in the Jungle Jim. Many TV and movie productions used the park's trained animals, and many productions were filmed there.Including Birth of a Nation. And The Adventures of Robin Hood. It was also featured prominently in an episode of the television show Route 66. (Season 2, Episode 31, "Hell Is Empty, All The Devils Are Here").
The park made headlines in 1966 when a male lion at the compound named Sammy mauled Zoltán Hargitay, the young son of actors Mickey Hargitay. A barn fire in 1940 killed 12 of the animals including tigers, camels and elephants. Jungleland closed in October 1969, because of competition from other Southern California amusement parks, and because the facility "didn't blend in" with the increasingly urban character of Thousand Oaks. The item "Jungleland Zoo poster.Earl Newman, signed in pencil. Perfect Cond Black light" is in sale since Thursday, March 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "printart2000" and is located in Venice, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.