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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-220

National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research

Animal Research Records, 1967-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research
Title: Animal Research Records
Dates: 1967-1997
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 15-220
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting behavioral research performed by Department of Zoological Research staff and their associates relating to captive and wild animals. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Miles Roberts and primarily documents his research concerning tarsiers, chipmunks, shrews, kangaroo rats, red pandas, and other small mammals. Additional records were created by John Frederick Eisenberg, Gene Maliniak, Mike Davenport, David Kessler, and Lang Elliott. Materials include observation data, data analysis, notebooks, scientific papers, audiotapes, film, videotapes, photographic materials, procedures, correspondence, sketches, bibliographies, and related materials. Some materials were created by predecessor and other offices which vary by scientist, including the Animal Department (through 1968), the Department of Living Vertebrates (1968-1971), the Scientific Research Department (through c. 1973), the Office of Animal Management (1972-1979), the Office of Zoological Research (c. 1973-1982), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), and the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting behavioral research performed by Department of Zoological Research staff and their associates relating to captive and wild animals. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Miles Roberts and primarily documents his research concerning tarsiers, chipmunks, shrews, kangaroo rats, red pandas, and other small mammals. Additional records were created by John Frederick Eisenberg, Gene Maliniak, Mike Davenport, David Kessler, and Lang Elliott. Materials include observation data, data analysis, notebooks, scientific papers, audiotapes, film, videotapes, photographic materials, procedures, correspondence, sketches, bibliographies, and related materials. Some materials were created by predecessor and other offices, including the Animal Department (through 1968), the Department of Living Vertebrates (1968-1971), the Scientific Research Department (through c. 1973), the Office of Animal Management (1972-1979), the Office of Zoological Research (c. 1973-1982), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), and the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-220, National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research, Animal Research Records

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Container List

Box 1

Tree Shrew - Hand-rearing Notebook, 1990-1993

Box 1 of 8

Species Notebook - Tree Shrews and Tamarins, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 8

Lesser Tree Shrews (Tupaia minor) Growth Records, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 8

Long Nosed Tree Shrew (Tupaia tana) Growth Records, 1990-1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Tree Shrew Pairing Book, 1989-1994

Box 1 of 8

Shrew Weights, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 8

Shrew Milking Procedure

Box 1 of 8

Cryptococcus in Shrews, 1993

Box 1 of 8

Shrews - Management, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 8

Shrew Family Trees, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 8

Tana Genetic Analysis/Studbook

Box 1 of 8

Shrew Supplement Records, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 8

Tupaia tana - Pathology, 1986-1995

Box 1 of 8

Tana Growth Charts, 1993-1996

Box 1 of 8

Tupaia glis Records, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 8

Tupaia - Summer 1996

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Tree Shrew Article (Reference)

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Kangaroo Rat Records, 1988-1994

Box 1 of 8

Kanagaroo Rats - Shipping, 1991

Box 1 of 8

Kangaroo Rat Skin Samples

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Kangaroo Rat Log Book, November 11, 1990-March 9, 1993

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Kangaroo Rat Log Book, 1993-1994

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Chipmunks - Home Range

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Tamias - Green Book Data, 1988

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Chipmunk - Telemetry Checklist, 1988

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Chipmunk - Population Dynamics

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Chipmunk - Population Density

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Chipmunk - Trap Success

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Chipmunk - Mapping

Box 1 of 8

Chipmunk - Extra Graphics

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Chipmunk - Dot Map

Box 1 of 8

Chipmunk - Variables

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Chipmunk Data - Copy from Book, 1987

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Eutamias (Reference)

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Weather Analysis, 1987

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Environmental Variables

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Chipmunk Log (Tamias), June-December 1987

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Tamias - Genetic and Hormone Analyses, 1989

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Box 2

Miscellaneous Notes

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Squirrel Notebook, 1973-1974

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Vole Journal - Lang Elliott, February-June 1975

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Tamias - Trap Data, 1986

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Tamias - Trap Data, 1987 (3 folders)

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Tamias - Trap Data, 1988 (2 folders)

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References - Tamias, Ground Squirrel, Platypus

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"Social Behavior and Foraging Ecology of the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) in the Adirondack Mountains," Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Number 265, by Lang Elliott

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Tarsier - Activity Sheets, May-July 1983

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, January 1984

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Tarsier - Activity Sheets, Room 4, January 6-February 3, 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2 Tally, February 1984

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, February 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2 Tally, March 1984

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, March 1984

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Box 3

Tarsier - Room 2, April 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2, May 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2, June 1984

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, June 1984

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, #1, June 20, 1984

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Tarsier - Results from All Night Watches, June-July 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2, July 1984

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, #2, July 10, 1984

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, July 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2, August 1984

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Tarsier - Room 4 Tally, August 1984

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Tarsier - Rooms 2 and 3, November 1984

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Tarsier - Room 2, December 1984

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Tarsier - Mapping Enclosure, 1984

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Tarsier - Study Results, 1984

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Tarsier - Foraging, 1984

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Tarsier - Results, 1984

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Tarsier Paper, 1984

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Tarsier - Cage Utilization Study Results, 1984

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Tarsier - Jumping Observations, 1984

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Tarsier - Birth Data Records, 1984-1985

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Tarsier - Rooms 2 and 3, January 1985

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Tarsier - 3:00 Watch Data, January-April 1985

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Tarsier - Rooms 2 and 3, February 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, February 22, 1985

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Tarsier - 12 Hour Watch Activity Data, March 1985

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Tarsier - Rooms 2 and 3, March 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 5, March 8, 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 5, March 15, 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, April 30, 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, Female and Juvenile Male, June 27, 1985

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Tarsier - All Night Watch, Room 2, July 25, 1985

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Tarsier Data - Light Level Alterations, July-August 1985

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Tarsier Foraging Data Sheets, September-October 1985

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Tarsier - Cricket Counts, 1985

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Tarsier - Miscellaneous Data, 1985

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Tarsier Data - 3:00 Watch, 1985

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Tarsier - 12 Hour Watch Capture Rates, 1985

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Tarsier - Foraging (Constant and Varied Light), 1985

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Tarsier - Foraging Data Sheets (Constant Light), June 1986

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Tarsier - Data Analysis, 1985 (Top of box)

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Box 4

Tarsier - Space and Substrate Notes (Reference)

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Tarsier - Statistics

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Tarsier - Transcribed Raw Data

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Cricket Behavior (Reference)

Box 4 of 8

Seasonal Reproductive Cycles in Rodents (Reference)

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Activity Tallies (Rooms 2 and 4)

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Miscellaneous Articles (Reference)

Box 4 of 8

Statistical Tests

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier Eye (Reference)

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier Foraging Data Sheets - Constant Light (July 1-7, 1986) and Varied Light (July 8-29, 1986)

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Tarsier Foraging Data Sheets (Varied Light), August 1986

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Tarsier - Infant Room 5, December 1986

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Tarsier Information, 1992

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Tarsier - Scan Sheet

Box 4 of 8

Tarsius bancanus (Horsefield's tarsier) Data

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Proximity

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Skulls and Skin

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Pathology Information

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Articles

Box 4 of 8

Tarsier - Raw Data and Charts

Box 4 of 8

Marmosa robinsoni - Figures

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"The Biology and Management of Tree Kangaroos," American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Marsupial and Monotreme Advisory Group, Bulletin Number 1, Edited by Miles Roberts and Michael Hutchins, 1990

Box 4 of 8

Short Bear Notebook, June 20-24, 1976

Box 4 of 8

Panda House (Red Pandas), June 12-25, 1976

Box 4 of 8

Cage 95 (Red Pandas), June 23-July 22, 1976

Box 4 of 8

Red Pandas - Photographs

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Red Pandas, 1972-1984

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Mammalian Species - Ailurus, 1983

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Bat Records, 1995-1998

Box 4 of 8

Leadbeater's Possum, 1989-1990

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Monitor Project Notebook, 1995

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Iguana Weights, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 8

Miscellaneous Notebooks

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Monkey Island Exhibit, c. 1978

Box 4 of 8

Mammalian Tongues

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"Comprehensive Monotreme and Marsupial Bibliography (1987-1992)," American Assoication of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Monotreme and Marsupial Taxon Advisory Group, Prepared by Miles Roberts

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"The Biology of Captive Prehensile Tailed Porcupines, Coendou prehensilis," by Miles Roberts, Suzanne Brand, and Eugene Maliniak, 1984

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"Reproduction and Growth in Captive Punare (Thrichomys apereoides rodentia: Echimiyidae) of the Brazilian Caatinga with Reference to the Reproductive Strategies of the Echimyidae," by Miles S. Roberts, Katrina V. Thompson, and Jack A. Cranford, 1987

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Box 5

Mammal Articles (Reference)

Box 5 of 8

Ranomafana National Park Project

Box 5 of 8

Computer Log (ARKS, SPARKS, DBase, ZRBook), 1991-1996

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Friends of the National Zoo, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour, August 1985

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Abominable Snowman-like Creature (ABSM) in Northern Virginia

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Class Notes (Zoology/Microcomputing), c. 1980

Box 5 of 8

Enrichment Tool Diagrams

Box 5 of 8

Dialogue II: What about Diffusion?, March 16-18, 1997

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Dasyuroides, January 1983, 1/4" audiotape (3 reels)

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Isoodon, October 1983, 1/4" audiotape (2 reels) and skin sample

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Isoodon and Ailurus, 1/4" audiotape

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Red Pandas - Chandra, November 1983-January 1983, 1/4" audiotape (5 reels)

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Red Pandas - Dutch and Kevin, February-March 1983, 1/4" audiotape (3 reels)

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Red Pandas - Milo and unidentified, 1983-1984, 1/4" audiotape (3 reels)

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Cheetahs - Introduction of Baltimore Pair to National Zoological Park Pair, June 14, 1974, 1/4" audiotape

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Cavia, Lagostomus, Plagiodontia, Lepidium, Spalacopus, Proechimys, and Dinomys, 1/4" audiotape

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Red Squirrel - Lang Elliott, 1/4" audiotape (2 reels)

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Box 6

Cercomys, November 1982, 1/4" audiotape (6 reels)

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Cercomys, December 1982, 1/4" audiotape (2 reels)

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Sri Lanka, negatives

Box 6 of 8

Red Pandas - Dutch and Buster/Bertha Mae and Tarzan, January 5, 1982, Betacam (2 videotapes)

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Sarcophilus - Goloni, August 3-5, 1974, 1/2" videotape

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Spider Monkeys, Tapes 1-6, 1978-1979, audiocassette (6 audiocassettes)

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Spider Monkeys, Tapes 7-12, 1978-1979, audiocassette (6 audiocassettes)

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Beryl, Joe, Bert, and Mae, Tapes 1-2, January 23, 1979, audiocassette (2 audiocassettes)

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Sable Antelope, July 29, audiocassette

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Cebidae Master Tape, June 8, 1975, audiocassette

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Lagothrix - Conference of Parties, Super 8 film (2 reels)

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Galidici - Juice, Mouse, and Marble, Reels 1-2, March 1978, Super 8 film (2 reels)

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Ducks and Duck Pond, Super 8 film

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Arena Shots from Zoo, Super 8 film

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Box 7

Red Panda Cubs - Rhett, Scarlett, and Priscilla, October 1977, Super 8 film

Box 7 of 8

Lions at the National Zoological Park - Photographs, 1976

Box 7 of 8

Animals on Exhibit, 8 mm film

Box 7 of 8

Kangaroo Rats at the National Zoological Park - Photographs

Box 7 of 8

Kangaroo Rats - Slides, 1992

Box 7 of 8

Tree Kangaroos - Slides, November 1975

Box 7 of 8

White Cheeked Gibbons at the National Zoological Park Monkey House and Baltimore Zoo - Slides, 1974

Box 7 of 8

Sloth Bears - Slides, March 1975

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Tylomys and Capromys - Slides, 1971

Box 7 of 8

Knoxville Zoo - Slides (David Kessler), November 1977

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Pandas - Slides, 1978

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Spider Monday Birth - Slides, September 26, 1978

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Red Pandas at the British Museum and General English Scenery - Slides, 1976

Box 7 of 8

Red Pandas - Slides, 1978

Box 7 of 8

Botswana - Slides, 1977

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Botswana (Savuti Camp, Tsodilo Hills, and Hyena Kill) - Slides, 1977

Box 7 of 8

Botswana (Pretoria Zoo and Cheetah Farm) - Slides, 1977

Box 7 of 8

Small Mammals - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), 1969-1972 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Octodon (6 young born April 10-12) - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), April 30, 1971

Box 7 of 8

Wahmann Manufacturing Company and New Holding Cages - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), October 17, 1973

Box 7 of 8

Elephant Shrew Sternal Glands - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), February 1 and March 1, 1978

Box 7 of 8

Baby Coendou - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), June 9, 1982

Box 7 of 8

National Zoological Park Animals, Facilities, and Staff - Slides (John Eisenberg and Gene Maliniak), 1968-1970

Box 7 of 8

National Zoological Park Construction and Animals - Slides (Mike Davenport), 1977

Box 7 of 8

National Zoological Park Animals and Visitors - Slides, 1980

Box 7 of 8

National Zoological Park Animal Enclosures - Slides, 1985

Box 7 of 8

Small Mammal Houses at Other Zoos - Slides

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Animals, Staff, and Miscellaneous - Slides, c. 1970-1979

Box 7 of 8

Slide Box #1, Abrocoma to Capromys pilorides, 1967-1982

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Slide Box #2, Cercomys cuvier to Dinomys branickii, 1967-1982

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Slide Box #3, Coendou prehensilis, 1977-1984

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Slide Box #4, Dolichotis salinicola to Geocapromys ingrahami, 1967-1986

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Slide Box #5, Hemicentetes semispinosus to Microgale talazaci, 1967-1979

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Slide Box #6, Monodelphis to Octodontomys gliroides, 1967-1981

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Slide Box #7, Ornithorhynchus anatinus to Plagiodontia hyleaum, 1967-1971

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Slide Box #8, Proechimys semispinosus to Sminthopsis macroura, 1967-1984

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Slide Box #9, Solenodon paradoxus to Wicdomys (also Mesocricetus), 1967-1984

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Slide Box #10, Tylomy nudicaudus, 1972-1974

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Dinomys branickii - Slides, 1968-1973

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Abrocoma cinerea - Slides, 1969-1970

Box 8 of 8

Proechimys - Slides, 1967-1969

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W. F. Rall Slide Box A - Oak Ridge, Conservation and Research Center, and Cambridge, 1990

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Elephants at the National Zoological Park, Reel 1, John F. Eisenberg, 16 mm film

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Elephants at the National Zoological Park (fighting, mating, digging), Reel 2, John F. Eisenberg, 16 mm film

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Elephants at the National Zoological Park, Reel 3, John F. Eisenberg, 16 mm film

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Microgale, 16 mm film

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Bubalus, John F. Eisenberg, Scientific Research Department, 16 mm film

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Ceylon, Scientific Research Department, 16 mm film

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Berkeley Commons, 16 mm film

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Unidentified Small Mammal, 16 mm film

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Madagascar, Reel 1, 16 mm film

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Madagascar, Reel 2, 16 mm film

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Madagascar, Reel 4, 16 mm film

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Tasmanian Devil (mounting, wrestling, licking), Reel 3, 16 mm film

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Tasmanian Devil (licking, upright, side display, slapping with hindquarters), Reel 7, 16 mm film

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Sarcophilus (interaction in yard), Reel 3, Office of Zoological Research, 16 mm film

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Sarcophilus, Brookfield Zoo, Ilan, 16 mm film

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