Press Release "Smokey to Receive Honey Tree on August 9"

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Creator: National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: August 6, 1984

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-028, Box 1, Folder 37

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This press release from the National Zoological Park on August 6, 1984, announces that Smokey II will received a gift of a honey tree in his enclosure on August 9, 1984, for the fortieth anniversary of the Smokey Bear forest fire prevention campaign initiated by the U.S. Forest Service in 1944. The tree is modeled to look like a 14 foot high weathered beech and will have openings where keepers can randomly hide honey and fresh fruit treats to enrich his days and encourage him to be more active and entertaining to visitors. The honey tree was funded by the Cooperative Fire Prevention Program of the U.S. Forest Service.


  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-028, Box 1, Folder 37

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August 6, 1984

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  • Press releases
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  • Forest fire prevention
  • Publicity
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  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Nature conservation
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention


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