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Official Guide Book of the San Diego Zoo 1947 (Second Edition)
Zoological Society of San Diego
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Second edition, giraffe with palm and eucalyptus illustration on cover .50 cents. Documents the founding of the Zoological Society of San Diego and the San Diego Zoo's early growth and development in San Diego's Balboa Park, including its origins in the 1915-1916 Panama Exposition. The Second edition illustrates the growth and progress of the San Diego Zoo. The guided bus tour fleet, "unique among zoos...." now includes four buses. In two years we have sold three printings of this guide amounting to more than sixty thousand books. This second edition also documents the growth and the impact of the expanded military in San Diego: The attendance at the zoo has increased steadily and with the local congestion of war installations and defense plants has reached nearly a million a year. Street cars, no longer extant, are listed in "How to Reach the Zoological Garden of San Diego." The second edition also includes a plant section for the first time, significant for its many varieties of palms and eucalyptus, species readily associated with San Diego. This edition includes new a fold-out map attached to the back cover by Lowell E. Jones, Art Service Studio, as well as the Sketch Map of the San Diego Zoological Garden. Numerous animals and locations in the Safari Park are pictured in the guide, including: Colobus Monkey, "Main entrance and general office," The Zoo was Dr. Wegeforth's Hobby and Recreation, Galapagos Tortoise, King Snake, Cobra, Sidewinder, Monitor, Galapagos Iguana, Water Dragon, Gila Monster, Snapping Turtle, Box Turtle, Mountain Gorilla, Colobus Monkey, Debrazza Guenon, Assam Langur, Silvered Leaf Monkey, Crested Macaque, Mexican Spider Monkey, Ringtailed Lemur, Gray Gibbon, Orang-utan, Chimpanzee, Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla, Mountain Gorilla, Saddlebacked Tapir, Uganda Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Indian Elephants, Pigmy Hippopotamus, Wallaby, Giant Anteater, Guanaco, Bactrian Camel, Capybara, Patagonian Cavy, Isabella Gazelle, Grevy Zebra, Grant Zebra, American Bison, African Buffalo, Bighorn Sheep, Barbary Sheep, White-Bearded Gnu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Fallow Deer, Wapiti or American Elk, Barasingha Deer, European Red Deer, Anoa, California Bob Cat, Kodiak Bear, Spectacled Bear, Northern Fur Seal, African Lion, African Lioness with Young, Black Leopard, Cheetah or Hunting Leopard, Clouded Cat, Canadian Lynx, Ocelot, American Badger, Lesser Panda, Jaguarundi, Dingo, Babirussa, African Wart Hog, The Monkey-Eating Eagle, Saddle-Billed Stork, Emu, Double-Wattled Cassowary, Peruvian Pelican, Humboldt Penguin, Marabou Stork, Jabiru Stork, European Flamingo, American Egret, Screamers, Semipalmated Geese, Magellan Geese, Black Swan, Black-Necked Swan, Birds of Prey Cage, Andean Condor, Mature, Andean Condor, Immature, Crowned Eagle, Bald Eagle, Spectacled Owl, Vulturine Guineafowl, Crowned Cranes, Demoiselle Crane, Scripps Shore Bird Cage, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Imperial Fruit Pigeon, Yellow-Streaked Lory, Scarlet Macaw, Motmot, Giant Kingfisher, Wreath-Billed Hornbill, Red-Billed Toucan, Swainson's Toucan, Range Cock of the Rock, Goliath Pigeon, and Javan Adjutant Stork. A number of plants are also pictured in the guide, including Hibiscus, Mexican Yucca, Banyan Tree, Eucalyptus Tree, Rice Paper Plant, Fuchsia, Abyssinian Banana, and Mexican Yucca.
5 x 8 in.; map unfolded: 16 x 11 in.
192 Pages of 192
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo--History
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
Zoo guides
Zoological horticulture
Zoos--California--San Diego
Zoological Society of San Diego
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San Diego County (Calif.)
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
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