Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 389
National Zoological Park
Animal Records, 1943-1988 and undated
In addition to the centralized animal registration records maintained at the National Zoological Park (see record unit 386), keepers also kept records for their own reference within their departments.
This material consists of record books with information about the health, behavior, breeding, births, deaths, and diet of the animals at the National Zoological Park (NZP), as well as keeper diaries and daily reports, and annual lists of NZP's holdings. Also included are daily checksheets for the giant pandas that record their diet, activities, and behavior.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 389, National Zoological Park, Animal Records