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Argues that whiggish accounts of early zoo history makes modern zoo managers overly confident of their improvements and encourages them to think more critically about how zoos, their animals and the public interact.


  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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Curator: The Museum Journal Vol. number 47, Issue 3 (Journal)

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




  • Popular culture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Zoos
  • Cities and towns
  • History
  • Cities and towns--History

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Number of pages : 5; Page numbers : 247-251

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