Where lions once roamed

Recently-released book chronicles rise, fall of T.O. park

REMEMBER WHEN?—This is what Jungleland in Thousand Oaks used to look like. In 1946, Goebel’s Wild Animal Farm was sold to Trader Horne and Billy Richards. Horne was an animal importer and made more than 50 trips around the world to collect exotic animals. Richards was manager of the Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus. They renamed the park World Jungle Compound.
The howls, growls and roars emanating from Jungleland have long been silenced, but memories of the storied animal park still r...

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