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GREVY'S ZEBRA PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT BY THE KING OF ABYSSINIA.

dition. This is not easy, as the descent into the valley of the creek is so abrupt that the surface of the roads and walks is washed away at every heavy rain. Considerable damage of this kind is done every year, and this entails a constant expense for the repair of the roads and walks. Some of the walks on the steeper slopes should be laid in concrete, which, although more expensive, would be cheaper in the end.

The portion of the park about the Quarry road entrance is in very bad conlition, owing to the fact that the roads and grades exterior to the park have de 2n recently changed and that no permanent improvements can be made w: hin the park until the exterior changes are completed. It is hoped that sunicient funds may be appropriated to permit the park to take up the work effectively and place all the roads and walks in a suitable condition.

Shade trees and forestry.-Owing to the pressure of other matters, but little attention has been paid to the natural forest in the park. This should, however, be carefully gone over and properly thinned and preserved, as it is one of the principal attractions sought by the public. The trees planted for the shade of the walks and seats are not at present sufficient, and considerable additional planting should be done. It is highly desirable that this should be accomplished as soon as possible, as the trees would increase in beauty and size year by year.

Schools, etc., visiting the park.-Since October 15, 1904, a record has been kept of the various schools and other organizations visiting the park. Up to June 30, 1905, there were 65 classes from normal and other schools, including 9 from out of town, with 1,551 pupils; 7 classes from Sunday schools, including 2 from out of town, with 481 pupils; and 20 miscellaneous organizations, including 4 from out of town, with 595 persons.

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Accessions during the year.
Presented
Purchased and collected.
Lent ---
Received in exchange---
Born in National Zoological Park.-
Received from exhibit at Louisiana Purchase Exposition.--

Cost for purchase, collection, and transportation of above, $3,100.

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Animals presented during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.

Name.

Donor.

Number.

3 1

Rhesus monkey
Pig-tailed monkey
Gelada baboon
Spider monkey.

2

2

1

1

Capuchin
Lion..
Cougar
Jaguar

1

2

2

Ocelot..
Spotted lynx
Rough fox

1

2

1

1

Kinkajou
Gray coati-mundi
Raccoon

Do.
Do.

Do.
Harbor seal.

1

1

1

2

1

Somali zebra
Philippine deer.
Cuban deer.

1

3

1

Common goat
Siberian hamster
Hutia-conga

1

Miss Justine Ingersoll, New Haven, Conn..

do.
The President.
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-
zuela.

do.
The President.
F. C. Hill, Cananea, Mexico
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-
zuela.

do.
Sam Mustain, Carbo, Mexico..
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-

zuela.
Dr. David T. Day, Washington, D. C.....
George P. Gall, Washington, DC
The President..
T. W. Edwards, Leesburg, Va
Mrs. C. J. Wilcoxen, Frederick, Md
J. D. J. O'Connor, Washington, D. C.
Bureau of Fisheries exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase

Exposition.
The President
Rear-Admiral R. D. Evans, U. S. Navy
Hon. H. G. Squiers, envoy extraordinary and minister

plenipotentiary to Cuba, Habana, Cuba.
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, the White House.
Mrs. E. N. Fell, Narcoossee, Fla
Hon. H. G. Squiers, envoy extraordinary and minister

plenipotentiary to Cuba, Habana, Cuba.
The President...
Miss Emma Cook, Washington, DC
Prof. H. A. Surface, Harrisburg, Pa..
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Ven.
zuela.

do.
Samuel Ross, Washington, D. C.
F. S. Tyler, Washington, D. C
E. S. Schmid, Washington, DC
George R. Moberly, Frederick, Md.
Adam S. Richter, Accident, Md
No. 6 Engine Co., Washington, D.C
Prof. H. A. Surface, Harrisburg, Pa.
The President
Miss Beryl Macauley, Washington, D.C.
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene

zuela.
Mr. Wehrle, Indiana, Pa..
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-
zuela.

do.
N. R. Wood, Washington, D. C..
Dr. R. A. Ralph, Washington, D. C.
Nathan Dronenburg, Washington, D.C
The President.

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2 1 1 1 On hand June 30, 1905

Animals presented during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905Continued.

Name.

Donor.

Number.

1

5

Alligator.

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Mexican tortoise
Gopher turtle
Hawksbill turtle..

2

1

1

Iguana

2

Comb lizard

1

G. H. Howard, Washington, D. C.
Mrs. McCallan, Washington, D. C
E. O. Mathews, Parral, Mexico.
Dr. A. K. Fisher, Washington, D. C.
Hon. H. G. Squiers, envoy extraordinary and minister

plenipotentiary to Cuba, Habana, Cuba.
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-

zuela.
Hon. H. G. Squiers, envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Cuba, Habana, Cuba.

..do.
Wm. H. Benton, Washington, D. C.
E. H. Plumacher, United States consul, Maracaibo, Vene-

zuela.
Hon. H. G. Squiers, envoy extraordinary and minister

plenipotentiary to Cuba, Habana, Cuba.
Jas. Fullerton, Red Lodge, Mont

.do...
D. B. Wheeler, Washington, D. C.
C. H. Roeder, Sligo, Md.

1

Cuban lizard
Banded rattlesnake
Common boa..

1

3

Cuban tree boa

1

1

Bull snake
Black snake.

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Respectfully submitted.

FRANK BAKER, Superintendent.

Mr. S. P. LANGLEY,

Secretary Smithsonian Institution.

SM 1905-9

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