Photo: Barbara J. Saffir (c)
Sunday, December 2
Animal Nutrition Talk: beginning at noon, Mike Maslanka, Manager of the National Zoo’s Animal Nutrition Department, will discuss captive animal nutrition from perspectives of history, current science and research, interactions between researchers and institutions, application in zoos, as well as the National Zoo’s approach to all of these and its own work.
Sunday, December 16.
Zoo Commissary Tour: beginning at 11 am, you will visit the place where animal food is stored and prepared. You will learn the history and the concepts of the Zoo’s nutrition program as well as how the Zoo does this work and you’ll see some food prep in action.