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National Zoo Director Lucy Spelman
Sunday, December 7, 2003; 12:00 AM

Lucy Spelman's tenure as zoo director has been marred by the deaths of numerous animals.

Post reporters Karlyn Barker and James Grimaldi interviewed Spelman earlier this month.

Here, Spelman talks about veterinarian reports being "living documents," and discusses changing reports.

Spelman talks about the process of writing animal care reports.

Spelman discusses writing and changing veterinarian reports.

Spelman discusses the death of Lionel the giraffe, after an attempt to anesthetize the animal.

Spelman talks about improvign the zoo's record keeping.

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