Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)
Animal Medical Records, 1964-1992
This accession consists of records documenting the health of animals at the Conservation and Research Center as well as some animals at the National Zoological Park's main facility. The records also document medical procedures performed by the veterinarians. Materials include bound and loose daily medical reports and diaries, anesthesia records, and videotapes of medical procedures and examinations. Animals documented in the videotapes include cheetahs, giraffes, dik-diks, brocket deer, dorcas gazelles, bongos, blesboks, Eld's deer, tigers, cranes, European brown bears, spectacled bears, leopard tortoises, secretary birds, pigeons, turtles, leopards, Geoffrey's cats, owls, apes, maned wolves, and elephants.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Zoo veterinarians
- Veterinary medicine
- Zoo animals
- Eld's deer
- Cranes (Birds)
- Brown bear
- Spectacled bear
- Leopard tortoise
- Maned wolf
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-034, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park), Animal Medical Records