The Crisis at Our National Zoo

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Report prepared by the new organization, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), in November of 1960, to highlight the deteriorating conditions at the National Zoological Park and argue for implementation of the Zoo Master Plan that the FONZ has commissioned.


  • Perry, John 1914-
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)


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Report is introduced by John Perry, president, Friends of the National Zoo.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 12, Folder 22 (Report)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


November 1960


  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Zoos
  • Strategic planning
  • Reports
  • Planning

Physical description

Number of pages : 22; Page numbers : 1-19

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