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San Diego Zoo Official Guide Book with Hippo cover, 1956
Schultheis, R.W
Zoological Society of San Diego
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Zoological Society of San Diego
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San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
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Color photo of a mature and a baby hippo in an enclosure on the cover. Across the top of the cove reads "San Diego Zoo" in blue text on a black background. 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. The San Diego Zoological Gardens are unique in providing year round outdoor animal exhibits in Balboa Park. The introduction includes the zoo's dedication to children, insight to the Biological Research Insitute and the Zoological Hospital, the unique setting at the zoo, the Zoo school, publication and membership, as well as information on how to give bequests to the zoo. Admission costs 50 cents for adults, but children up to 16 years and all San Diego City and County high school students with a valid I.D. card are admitted free. The guide includes reptiles, mammals, and birds sections. Trained animal acts are presented in the Wegeforth Bowl, named for the Zoo's founder, on the A-Mesa daily. This edition includes a fold-out map attached to the back cover by R.W. Schulteis, as well as the Sketch Map of the San Diego Zoological Garden. Peaches the African elephant, Zoo entrance, Zoological Hospital and Biological Institute, Barrington Island iguana, hippopotamus, Speed the giant tortoise, red diamond rattler, gaboon viper, king cobra, emerald tree boa, Sonoran gopher snake, Cuban iguana, American alligator, Dudley Duplex two-headed king snake, Masai lions, Virginia opossums, Tasmanian devils, koala, hairy-nosed wombat, gray kangaroo, slow loris, night monkey, proboscis monkey, Barbary macaque, Celebes crested macaque, Allen's monkey, Drill baboon, colobus monkey, Sumatran orangutan, lowland gorilla, giant anteater, three-toed sloth, African crested porcupine, capybara, North American wolf, Cape hunting dogs, Montague Island brown bear, polar bears, sloth bears, lesser pandas, wolverine, striped hyenas, tiger, jaguar, Northern fur seal, Northern elephant seals, East African rock hyrax, Malay tapir, Sally and Barney African black rhinoceroses, African warthog, Nile hippopotamus, dromedary camel, guanaco, wapiti, Ugandan giraffes, pronghorn antelope, bighorn ram, sable antelope, African klipspringer, gerenuk, North African ostrich, Aru double-wattled cassowary, Belle the Mantell's kiwi, king penguins, flightless cormorant, shoebill stork, roseate spoonbill heron, American egret, black-necked screamer, whooper swan, coscoroba swan, cereopsis goose, emperor goose, secretary bird, bald eagle, monkey-eating eagle, nocturnal currasow, Indian blue peafowl, masked bobwhite, Cameroon straight-crested guinea fowl, ocellated turkeys, Florida sandhill crane, crested seriema, black necked stilt, silver gull, great crowned pigeon, Leadbeater cockatoo, thick-billed parrot, Cuban trogon, Lesson's motmot, concave-casqued hornbill, toco toucan, banded aracari, bare-throated bell bird, white-backed piping crow, red bird of paradise, Myer's sickle-bill bird of paradise, Princess Stephanie's bird of paradise, Himalayan white-crested jay thrush, Philippine coleto.
6 x 9 in.; map unfolded: 12 x 9 in.
109 Pages of 109
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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