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Official Guide Book of the San Diego Zoo 1949~ (Fourth Edition)
Art Service Studio
Jones, Lowell E
Zoological Society of San Diego
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San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
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Fourth edition, three gorillas pictured in black and white on cover with green and white title text, "San Diego Zoo, Official Guide Book," 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 Forth edition illustrates the growth and progress of the San Diego Zoo. Added Attractions to the Regular Entertainment provided by a large, rare collection of animals, are the trained Animal Acts in the Wegeforth bowl on A-Mesa, named for the Zoo's founder, and other acts and performances as annouced by daily papers and zoo signs. In three years we have sold four printings of this guide amounting to more than eighty thousand books. 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. The guide includes a plant and animal section. This edition includes 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. Many animals and locations are pictured, including the Colobus Monkey, main entrance and general office, Dr. Wegeforth riding an elephant, Galapagos Tortoise, King Snake, Captive-Bred Indian Cobra, Sidewinder, Monitor, Galapagos Iguana, Water Dragon, Gila Monster, Beaded Lizard, Snapping Turtle, Box Turtle, Mountain Gorilla, Colobus Monkey, Debrazza Guenon, Assam Langur, Silvered Leaf Monkey, Crested Macaque, Mexican Spider Monkey, Hairy Saki, Grey 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, Mouflon Sheep, White-Bearded Gnu, Blesbok, Sitatunga, Sable Antelope, Fallow Deer, Wapiti or American Elk, American Moose, Anoa, Snow Leopard, 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, Shoebill, Emu, Double-Wattled Cassowary, Peruvian Pelican, Humboldt Penguin, European Stork, Jabiru Stork, European Flamingo, Cattle Egret, Black-necked Screamers, Coscoroba, Magellan Geese, Black Swan, Black-Necked Swan, Bird of Prey Cage, Andean Condor, Mature and Immature, Crowned Eagle, Bald Eagle, Spectacled Owl, Vulturine Guineafowl, Crowned Cranes, Demoiselle Crane, Scrippts Shore Bird Cage, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Pacific Fruit Pigeon, Kea, Banksian Cockatoo, Road-Runner, Quetzal, Wreathed Hornbill, Red-Billed Toucan, Swainson's Toucan, Orange Cock of the Rock, Ocellated Turkey, Javan Adjutant Stork, Northern Fur Seals, Cuvier's Chinchilla, Black Phase of Red Wolf, Weeping Capuchin, Lesson's Motmot, Sable Antelope, Rock Hyrax, South American Tapir, Calapagos Hawk, Puff Adder, Greater Hill Mynah, Green-winged Trumpeter, and Secretary Bird. Some of the plant collection is also pictured, included 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.
197 Pages of 197
San Diego Zoo--History
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
Zoo guides
Zoological horticulture
Zoos--California--San Diego
Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego (Calif.)
San Diego County (Calif.)
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
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