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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.


Speakers:
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.