Shocking facts about the Playboy Mansion – Once upon a time, the Playboy Mansion was one of the most desirable party venues in Hollywood. Everyone wanted to get an invite to that private paradise tucked away in the Holmby Hills, and only the most beautiful women…
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…and A-List celebrities seemed to be able to get in the door. It was exclusive, and because of its exclusivity, shrouded in mystery.
In the mid 2000s, the interest around the spot got so high that E! created a reality series involving the three live-in girlfriends that Hugh Hefner had at the time – Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson. While the women were the reason the show was so popular, the mansion itself served as an intriguing backdrop for all the activities.
With Holly Madison’s recent memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, more and more questions have been asked about the infamous mansion, how it runs, and what truly goes on behind closed doors.
Sure, the scandals and sex-a-thons that have gone on within the mansion’s walls for decade have earned their fair share of publicity and speculation. However, at the end of the day, one of the things that most people are curious about is the mansion itself. It’s become as much of an icon in the Playboy brand as the rabbit or the gorgeous playmates themselves.
Here are 10 things you may not have known about the Playboy mansion.
10. It is one of the only private homes in Los Angeles with a zoo license
The Playboy mansion is often thought to be a place of leisure, a place where beautiful women are just lounging around all day in bikinis. Sure, they have certain designated days when things get a little more family-friendly, but for the most part, it seems to be a bit more adult-oriented. However, playmates aren’t the only wild things on the Playboy property – Hef also keeps a variety of animals, birds in particular, as the mansion is one of the only private homes in Los Angeles with a zoo license. There are several varieties of birds, including peacocks, toucans, flamingos, and macaws, as well as an enclosure that houses several squirrel monkeys.
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