This interim report assesses issues related to animal management, husbandry, health, and care at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management that are threatening the well-being of the animal collection and identifies the "most pressing" issues that should be addressed.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Background||9-22|
|2 Animal Care and Management||23-46|
|3 Record Keeping||47-54|
|4 Pest Management||55-58|
|5 Mission and Strategic Planning||59-62|
|National Zoo Documents||68-70|
|Appendix A: National Zoological Park General Memoranda||71-74|
|Appendix B: Clinical Notes Summary Report MedARKS Medical Record for Grevy's Zebra “Buumba” (Source: Smithsonian Inspector General)||75-80|
|Appendix C: Clinical Notes Summary Report MedARKS Medical Record for Grevy's Zebra “Buumba” (Source: Dr. Don Nichols)||81-86|
|Appendix D: Medical Record Report MedARKS Medical Record for Grevy's Zebra “Buumba” (Source: National Zoological Park)||87-100|
|Appendix E: Zoo Registrar - Job Description||101-104|
|Appendix F: Public Meeting Agendas||105-106|
|About the Authors||107-110|
|Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications||111-112|
|Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Publications||113-114|
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