Zoo without elephants would be a loss for the children of L.A.

Hector Tobar and his cousin Rosiemarie Cruz visit the Los Angeles Zoo in 1970.
Hector Tobar and his cousin Rosiemarie Cruz visit the Los Angeles Zoo in 1970.

2008-12-09 - Los Angeles, United States , HECTOR TOBAR

Stand behind the curtain of bamboo just outside the paddock of the last, lone elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo and you'll hear the daylong drumbeat of running feet. Boys and girls yell "elefante!" and cry out "grandotote," which is Spanish for "huge." They ooh and ah, and ask questions of their parents in English, Korean, Tagalog and many languages more. Visiting the zoo is a Los Angeles rite of passage. I started coming in the late 1960s. For my Guatemalan immigrant parents, it was one more libe...

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