Atlas Lion Cub and Volunteer at Natl. Zoo

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Marian Ball takes notes on the behavior of Amaziga, one of six Atlas lion cubs, born at the National Zoological Park in 1976. Ball has volunteered for the Friends of the National Zoo since 1972.


  • Ball, Marian
  • Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The Torch, January 1978, spells the name as both Marian and Marion. The list of volunteers in the Torch only has a Nell Ball.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311

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



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  • Carnivores
  • Animals
  • Atlas Lions
  • Amaziga
  • Volunteers


  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/4; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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