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The Bat Cave at the National Zoological Park opens to the public, amidst hype for the new movie "Batman." The exhibit's interpretive graphics are supported by a grant from Warner Communications. The "cave," in the ground level of the Lion and Tiger Hill exhibit, features three species of bats whose squeaks are amplified into the public area.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Lion and Tiger Hill
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," September 1989, p. 4.

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


August, 1989


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