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Official Guide Book of the San Diego Zoo 1953~ (Sixth 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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Sixth edition, koala in tree pictured in black and white on cover with orange and white 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 Fifth 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, named for the Zoo's founder, on A-Mesa, and other acts and performances as annouced by daily papers and zoo signs. In nine years we have sold five editions of the guide amounting to more than 156 thousand books. In the nine years we have sold five editions of the guide amounting to more than 156 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 golden-bellied mangabey, main entrance and general office, Dr. Wegeforth riding an elephant, hairy saki, zoo-born emerald tree boas, tuatara, captive-bred Indian cobra, South American rattlesnake, cantil, Cuban iguana, gila monster, beaded lizard, snapping turtle, lowland gorilla, colobus monkey, De Brazza guenon, Assam langur, silvered leaf monkey, Barbary 'ape', Mexican spider monkey, gelada, gray gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee, mountain gorrilla, lowland gorilla, immature mountain gorillas, Indian elephant, Ugandan giraffe, hippopotamus, African black rhinoceros, pygmy hippopotamus, koala, native 'cat', guanaco, Bactrian camel, capybara, chinchilla, young buck nyala, Grant's zebra, Chapman's zebra, American bison, African buffalo, Nelson's bighorn, mouflon sheep, white-bearded gnu, blesbok, sitatunga, sable antelope, Chinese muntjac, wapiti or American elk, American moose, anoa, maned wolf, Montague Island giant grizzly, spectacled bear, Northern fur seal, Masai lion, tiger, Persian leopard, jaguar, cheetah or hunting leopard, ocelot, wolverine, fisher, lesser panda, raccoon dog, dingo, hog badger, black phase or red wolf, ocellated turkey, monkey-eating eagle, emu, double-wattled cassowary, Peruvian pelican, Humboldt penguin, woolly-necked stork, jabiru stork, European flamingo, cattle egret, black-necked screamers, black swan, Andean crested duck, paradise shelduck, Hawaiian duck, bird of prey cage, Andean condor, mature, incubator-hatched Andean condor, crowned eagle, bald eagle, nocturnal curassow, vulturine guineafowl, Florida sandhill crane, kagu, Scripps shore bird cage, Victoria crowned pigeon, Pacific fruit pigeon, kea, Banksian cockatoo, road-runner, quetzal, kookaburra or giant kingfisher, North African ground hornbill, Swainson's toucan, orange cock of the rock, green catbird, grizzly bear, green jungle fowl, gray jungle fowl, German's leaf monkey, Tasmanian gray kangaroo, apricot cock-of-the-rock, thick-billed parrot, Malay tapir, South American tapir, ruddy shelduck, African boomslang, concave-casqued hornbill, bronze-winged parrot, and greater kuku. Many plants are 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.
200 Pages of 200
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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