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Summary

The new Great Ape House at the National Zoological Park opens to the public. The house is scheduled to house the Zoo's four gorillas and four orangutans. The animals are to be housed behind a protective glass barrier because apes are highly susceptible to human infectious diseases and must be kept away from the visitors.

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Great Ape House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1981. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, p. 350.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," May 1981, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

April 21, 1981

Topic

  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Primates
  • Exhibitions
  • Buildings

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