Lions and Tigers Moved to Mann Exhibit

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Four white tigers and three lions are moved into the Mann Lion and Tiger Exhibit, returned from zoos in Chicago and Cincinnati, where they boarded during preparation of their new home. There is an opening ceremony for the exhibit, which took place on May 25, 1976, was attended by Lucile Q. Mann, wife of the late director, William M. Mann, for whom the building is named.


  • Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 7/1976, p. 5

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May 1976


  • William M. Mann Lion and Tiger Exhibit (NZP)
  • Exhibit openings

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