National Zoo Fencing Needed

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Summary

Now that roadways to the National Zoological Park have been completed, construction of a tight fence is needed around the entire park in order to prevent the entrance of dogs and other predatory animals and to allow small game to run at large. A number of attacks on zoo animals, several resulting in death, are listed in the Annual Report for 1900.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1899, p. 23
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1900, p. 88-89

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1899

Topic

  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Grounds
  • Accidents

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