The View From the Castle: The growing trend among zoos to become breeding farms for endangered species may save animals--as well as zoos themselves

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley expresses concern over the changing roles of zoos, which now find it necessary to breed their specimens. However, without proper funds and facilities, Ripley fears that the rare species the zoos maintain will die out, and so will the zoos themselves.


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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 2 (Journal)

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


May 1974


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Zoos
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Preservation
  • Castle View
  • Endangered species

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