Donations to NZP from Woodward and Lothrop

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Cheetahs and exotic birds are donated to the National Zoological Park by Woodward and Lothrop Department store. The animals, including a baby elephant that died from a congenital lung deformation, were displayed by Woodies' in the window of their downtown department store in December 1966, prior to their move to the Zoo on January 26, 1967.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," January-February 1967, p. 1.

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January 26, 1967


  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Cheetahs
  • Birds
  • Gifts
  • Elephants
  • Cheetah

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