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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 389

National Zoological Park

Animal Records, 1943-1988 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park
Title: Animal Records
Dates: 1943-1988 and undated
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 389
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This material consists of record books with information about the health, behavior, breeding, births, deaths, and diet of animals at the National Zoological Park, as well as keepers' 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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 389, National Zoological Park, Animal Records

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Container List

Box 1

Head Keepers' Daily Reports, 1972-1974

Box 1 of 6

NZP Status of the Collections, 1983-1988 (6 volumes)

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Giant Panda Daily Check sheets, 1975-1984

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Miscellaneous Record Books on NZP Animals, 1948-1978 and undated

Hardy Hoof Stock, 1967-1972

Box 3 of 6

Small Mammal House, 1949-1960

Box 3 of 6

Dorcas, 1968-1976

Box 3 of 6

Hand-Rearing notes, 1978

Box 3 of 6

Reindeer, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 6

Pere David Deer, 1971-1975

Box 3 of 6

Cape Buffalo, 1972-1974

Box 3 of 6

Sika Deer, 1971-1973

Box 3 of 6

Tiger - "Kesari" PregWatch, April 1973

Box 3 of 6

Tiger - "Mohini" PregWatch, June 1973

Box 3 of 6

Gnu, 1972

Box 3 of 6

I.D. Tags, undated

Box 3 of 6

Axis Deer, 1972-1975

Box 3 of 6

White Rhino, 1971-1972

Box 3 of 6

Kudu, 1970-1974

Box 3 of 6

Nile Hippo, 1972-1974

Box 3 of 6

Kangaroo, 1970-1976

Box 3 of 6

Bongo, 1970-1976

Box 3 of 6

Duiker, 1975-1976

Box 3 of 6

Accession #5 - Delicate Hoof and Deer Area, undated

Box 3 of 6

Oryx & Dik Dik, 1970-1976

Box 3 of 6

Eld Deer, 1971-1975

Box 3 of 6

Mixed Animals, 1971-1975

Box 3 of 6

Sable, 1971-1975

Box 3 of 6

Daily Animal Record and Other Information Concerning Operation of Building,1970-1972

Box 3 of 6

Hardy Hoof Area, 1968-1972

Box 3 of 6

Reindeer, 1968-1972

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Births and Hatchings, 1968-1974

Box 4 of 6

Species, Line #2, 1972-1976

Box 4 of 6

Line #3, part 1, 1970-1975

Box 4 of 6

Hippo Births, 1975

Box 4 of 6

North Mammals Daily Record, 1978

Box 4 of 6

Elephant House, 1968-1969

Box 4 of 6

African Black Rhinoceros, 1972-1974

Box 4 of 6

Elephant House, 1969-1970

Box 4 of 6

Bamboo, undated

Box 4 of 6

Elephant House, 1965-1969

Box 4 of 6

Pygmy Hippo, 1973

Box 4 of 6

Medical Log, 1975

Box 4 of 6

Miscellaneous Record Book, 1959-1960, 1978

Box 4 of 6

Pygmy Hippo and Elephant House, 1962-1975

Box 4 of 6

Elephant House, 1963-1971

Box 4 of 6

Apes, 1948-1978 (2 of 5 volumes)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Apes, 1948-1978 (3 of 5 volumes)

Box 5 of 6

Bear Line - Diet, undated

Box 5 of 6

Hardy Hoof Stock, 1973

Box 5 of 6

Large Carnivores, 1971

Box 5 of 6

Blank Record Book (Good Book)

Box 5 of 6

Keepers' Diaries, mostly Large Mammal Division, 1961-1968 (8 volumes)

Box 5 of 6

Large Mammal keepers' time records, 1969-1974, 1976-1977

Box 5 of 6

Indian Rhino breeding and birth watch record books, 1977-1979 (5 volumes)

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Reptile House Record Books 1943-1973

Feeding and Mating Observations, 1970, 1972

Box 6 of 6

Deaths, 1953-1969 (2 volumes)

Box 6 of 6

Arrivals, 1943-1969 (4 volumes)

Box 6 of 6

Withdrawals, Loans, and Exchanges, 1953-1969

Box 6 of 6

Medical Log, 1971-1973

Box 6 of 6

Mario DePrato Log Book, 1971

Box 6 of 6