Children Watch Hybrid Bears at National Zoological Park

ID: 2003-19491

Creator: National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1950's

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1989

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Summary

Children watch hybrid bears through iron bars at the National Zoo during the 1950's. Older enclosures such as these were commonly used to display zoo animals. Although these types of enclosures are not the most visually appealing, they were practical for keeping a clean environment essential for the health of the animals. Today, as zoos modernize, enclosures that exhibit several species in a more naturalistic setting are more popular.

Author

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

National Zoological Archives photograph featured in Torch, October 1989

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: October 1989

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1950's

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Bears
  • Zoo exhibits
  • Children
  • Zoos

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

2003-19491

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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