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February 25, 2004

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Shortcomings in care and management at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park are threatening the well-being of the animal collection, says a new interim report from the National Academies' National Research Council. The report was issued by a committee conducting a yearlong review of the zoo at the request of Congress.

R. Michael Roberts, Curator's Professor of Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, and Veterinary Pathology, University of Missouri, Columbia and Chair, Committee on the Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park.