The park made headlines in 1966 when a male lion at the compound named Sammy mauled the young son of actress Jayne Mansfield.
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 company which owned the facilities declared bankruptcy and sold all the movable property at auction: animals, buildings, trucks, furniture and supplies.
Goebel retained ownership of the land, which was eventually sold to the city to create the Civic Arts Plaza and other developments.
Sat. 8/22/15 2:30pm
Hey Rex, drr, Debbie D., Jody, Parq, Melissa Jean and KMA 365!
Sat. 8/22/15 2:31pm
And hey, KMA 365… I think we met before right?
Sat. 8/22/15 2:33pm
Is that Flavor Flav?
Sat. 8/22/15 2:35pm
that was the most anguinal twist record I've ever heard!
Sat. 8/22/15 2:43pm
@KMA 365: Look, life is short and back on July 23rd you and I had a mysterious “conflict” on another DJ’s playlist where I made a simple request I didn’t think much of.
And since then you have somehow turned into a grudge repeatedly in the weeks that follow on another DJ’s playlist essentially sabotaging that playlist for reasons I don’t know by posting under different names and violently calling me out for little to no reason.
I think it’s time to stop, don’t you? Life is short and this place is a treasure. Let people be and get over it.