Expedition Goes to Dutch East Indies

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Summary

Led by Dr. William M. Mann, director of the National Zoological Park, the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition travels around the world to obtain zoo animals. By 1956, through the disposal of surplus breeding stock resulting from the expedition, the National Zoological Park has recouped more than the entire cost of the trip.

Subject

  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Expedition to the East Indies, 1937

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Mergen, Alexa. From Bison to Biopark: 100 Years of the National Zoo. Washington, D.C.: Friends of the National Zoo, 1989.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 118.

Contact information

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

Date

1937

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Zoos

Place

East Indies

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