SIA Acc. 20-137, National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Animal Nutrition, Diet Records, 1975-2009

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This accession consists of records documenting the diets of animals at the National Zoological Park with particular emphasis on nutritional analysis. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Mary E. Allen, Commissary Manager and Nutritionist, circa 1986-2002. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, diet specifications, food formulations, nutritional analysis results, notes, and related materials. A significant portion of the accession consists of daily food consumption sheets for the giant pandas that also note their behaviors.


Allen, Mary E (Mary Eleanor)


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1975
  • 1975-2009


  • Animal nutrition
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Nutrition
  • Giant panda
  • Zoo animals
  • Nutrition--Evaluation


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-137

Physical description

3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)

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