Throwback Thursday: Lion Country Safari

The LA Times has a great story about the 30th anniversary of the closing of Lion Country Safari in Irvine, CA. I seem to remember going there as a kid, but then again it could be just me remembering the legendary Far Side cartoon below:

From the Far Side Copyright Gary Larson All Rights Reserved by Gary and not me.

From the Far Side Copyright Gary Larson All Rights Reserved by Gary and not me.

At any rate they have some great photos of people in their cars casually being attacked by animals like this rhino:

(Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times) Rhino vs Cadillac

(Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times) Rhino vs Cadillac

It seemed like such a good and bad idea at the same time…