Hurricane David Hits the Zoo

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Summary

A downed pine tree, two smashed fences and a blocked walkway at the National Zoological Park's dorcas gazelle enclosure were among damages suffered in the aftermath of Hurricane David's sweep up the East Coast. One employee was injured and the Zoo was closed to the public for 2 days. A female ostrich was killed by a tree falling in her yard.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Torch, 10/1979, p. 8
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 123

Contact information

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

Date

September, 1979

Topic

  • Closings
  • Animals
  • Deaths
  • Accidents

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