Dr. Theodore Reed



Age: 90


Summary: veterinarian director of the U.S. National Zoo in Washington, D.C. who was best known as the keeper of celebrity pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the playful Komodo dragon Kraken, Smokey Bear himself, and thousands of other creatures during his tenure from 1958 to 1983.



Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease


Born: July 25, 1922


Died: July 2, 2013


Location: Milford, Delaware