Zebu House Built at NZP

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A house is constructed for the zebus, East Indian cattle, at the National Zoological Park. Located on a hillside opposite the buffalo house, the building is made of concrete mixed with a large pebble aggregate, with a tiled pagoda-shaped roof.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • A plate of the house can be found between pages 58 and 59 of the Annual Report for 1897.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1897, p. 57

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