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1 Introduction
Pages 11-16

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From page 11...
... Whether a zoo is successful in achieving and maintaining excellence by reforming its infrastructure and mission depends not only on the financial resources available to it but on focused and dedicated leadership and staff, shortand long-term vision and strategic planning, and organizational structure. No longer can zoological parks be mere repositories of caged animals organized primarily for public viewing and for observation by a few resident staff scientists.
From page 12...
... Modern zoos have become responsive to the unprecedented declines in wildlife population and habitat destruction by promoting captive breeding programs, interinstitutional cooperation, and off-site conservation. Increasingly, they have to be concerned with their public image in the mass media, with raising funds, and with promoting cooperative interactions with other zoos to live up to their core missions.
From page 13...
... In view of the complexity of the National Zoo, any review of the institution that focuses narrowly requires a range of expertise. Accordingly, the assembled committee contains persons experienced in zoo management and operations, nutrition, veterinary practices and procedures, pathology, industrial management, leadership and group relations, toxicology, occupational safety and health, animal disease, zookeeping, animal welfare, and animal physiology.
From page 14...
... The FY 2005 request for federal appropriations in direct support of the zoo is $30.57 million of an estimated total operating budget of at least $36 million; the operating budget estimate does not include an estimate of FONZ support of zoo programs (NZP, Budget Overview, August 12, 2004) The zoo received $18.75 million for capital improvement from Congress in 2003, and $28.22 million in 2004.
From page 15...
... The National Zoo as Part of the Larger Zoo Community The committee attempted to place the zoo in the context of the larger zoo community by using data from AZA-accredited zoos (AZA, 2003b) on vertebrate-animal collection sizes, total staff numbers, and annual budgets.
From page 16...
... , the CRC science programs, number of staff, and disciplines represented are comparable with those of other zoos of similar size and status. It has about 30 staff scientists in disciplines that include reproductive biology, veterinary medicine, conservation biology, species recovery, genetics and genome-resources banking, and GIS spatial analysis for conservation; the Brookfield Zoo has about 25 scientists, the Institute of Zoology at the London Zoo about 22, and the San Diego Zoo about 35 (NRC, 2003b)

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