Lion, Female

ID: SIA Acc. 14-167 [NZP-0115]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1900

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 14-167, Image No. NZP-0115

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Female lion from Somaliland in an exterior enclosure of the Lion House at the National Zoological Park.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


  • Received from R. A. Gross of the Aden Settlement in what is now known as Yemen.
  • The exterior enclosures were not added until 1896.
  • Female #3985.
  • Scientific name: [Panthera leo].

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 14-167, Image No. NZP-0115

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1900
  • Between 1900 and 1902

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Glass negatives

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SIA Acc. 14-167 [NZP-0115]

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