This accession consists of tweets using the hashtag "#BaoBaoBday" captured from the microblogging service Twitter between August 23 and August 27, 2014. Hundreds of
individuals, organizations, and media outlets tweeted in celebration of the first birthday of Bao Bao, the National Zoological Park's giant panda cub. A number of tweets include
images of Bao Bao enjoying her birthday cake. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of educational publications designed for teachers, students, and visitors for use in preparation for and during a visit. Many were published
by or in conjunction with the Friends of the National Zoo. Materials include teacher's guides, self-guided tours, activity guides, slides, brochures, information packets,
and related materials.
This accession consists of photographs documenting the Rock Creek flood of 1972 and its effect on the National Zoological Park and the surrounding park. The prints
were compiled by the Office of Exhibits and divided into topical sections. The photographs may have been used as justification in an attempt to secure funding for flood protection.
Materials also include a small amount of documentation.
This accession consists of a reference set of "Gnu Yak Times," a bimonthly employee newsletter of the National Zoological Park. The publication began as the "National
Zoological Park Employee Newsletter," was renamed "Zoo Employee Newsletter" in April 1993, and renamed "Gnu Yak Times" beginning with the September-October 1993 issue. Early
newsletters are uncredited. The April 1993 newsletter notes that it was written by the Office of Management Services and edited by the Division of Exhibit Interpretation.
The June-August 1993 issue does not mention the Office of Management Services but notes that the editorial offices are within the Division of Exhibit Interpretation. The publication
includes general news and announcements about the staff, exhibits, grounds, facilities, animals, events, training, and research. Materials include newsletters.