Penguins Given to NZP
Seven Emperor penguins and four Adelie penguins come to the National Zoological Park. They were captured in Little America by seamen of the U.S.S. Atka while on a cruise to the Antarctic. They were presented to the Zoo by Commander Jacobsen, captain of the U.S.S. Atka. This is the third time that the NZP has been presented with Emperor penguins.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
March 16, 1955