This collection consists of motion pictures taken by veterinarians, keepers, directors, and other staff at the National Zoological Park (NZP) for research and documentation purposes. These motion pictures, along with footage shot for television news and other programs, were kept by the Office of Education as part of their mission to disseminate information to the public.
The motion pictures depict the medical treatment, transport, feeding, and behavior of animals at NZP and other zoological parks; the activities of keepers and other zoo personnel; animal collecting expeditions and visits to foreign zoos by Lucile Q. Mann and William M. Mann; and animal-related events at NZP. Also included is a reel-to-reel videotape on giant panda social and reproductive development, and a microfilmed report concerning the expansion of NZP. Films marked with an asterisk have been transferred to videotape and are available for viewing by researchers
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
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