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Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo: Interim Report (February 2004)

Report in Brief

The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park are threatening the well-being of the animal collection. The committee said that its initial findings address the "most pressing" issues and that it used some of the highly publicized deaths of larger animals at the zoo to illustrate deficiencies in animal care and management.